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Lagos-Ibadan: FRSC lists alternative routes as 2-month road diversion begins August 3

The Federal Corps of Road Safety (FRSC) has advised motorists to plan their trips effectively and use alternative routes to avoid traffic jams during the two-month traffic diversion period on the Lagos-Ibadan highway, which begins on 3 August.

Hyginus Omeje, the Commander of the State Sector of FRSC Lagos, advised in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos.

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Omeje said that the Berger to the Kara Bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan Highway would experience a two-month deviation to complete the last line of road construction along the corridor.

“An important area that will be a particular challenge within this period is the Berger axis to Kara Bridge, where construction, expansion, and rehabilitation work has reached that section of the road.

“They are already putting up the concrete barriers; then, traffic will be diverted from somewhere immediately after the office of the Ogun State Property Investment Corporation (OPIC),” he said.

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According to him, motorists can make use of alternative routes through Ikorodu to exit in Sagamu – Ijebu-Ode to continue their trip to Ibadan or, as the case may be.

He also said that Sango-Abeokuta Road was an alternative route to explode at the Sagamu interchange and the Lekki-Epe corridor to exit at Ijebu-Ode.

“The most important thing is that motorists should plan their trips very well before traveling to ensure the free flow of traffic on the roads,” he added. Omeje called on drivers to avoid alcoholic beverages while driving.

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He ordered them to obey all traffic signs, especially in the construction section, and also to ensure that their vehicles were put in good condition before embarking on a trip.

Emoji said the body had begun lighting campaigns in several car parks and car parks to ensure that motorists did not experience road accidents during the Sallah period.

“Inland traffic will have to be diverted to the outer boundary so they can share that lane to make room for construction work in that section.

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“Then, while diverting traffic, work will be carried out on that axis between the Kara Bridge and Berger ‘Oke’ along that pedestrian bridge.

“Then, when they finish that lane, they will change to another lane and vice versa, and that will take up to two months to complete.”