After people complained about how bad traffic was on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, the Federal Government stopped further work on the road’s repair yesterday.
In a statement, Mrs. Olukorede Kesha, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, said that the halt was made so that there wouldn’t be as much traffic during the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations on Wednesday and Thursday.
The statement says, “Due to the recent heavy traffic flow on the Lagos-Shagamu route in the last couple of days, the bad weather, the upcoming Eid Kabir, and the advice of the traffic management team sent to the project to deal with traffic-related issues, the road will be closed until further notice.”
"Construction work on this very important and very busy highway will stop from Tuesday, June 27, to Sunday, July 2, 2023.
“This is to make it easy for people to get around during the Eid holiday and to keep traffic from getting stuck during this very important time.”
“Travelers are asked to work with the Traffic Management Team that has been sent out to control traffic on the highway.”
So far, the Project has cost more than N315bn.