The Lagos State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says no motorist will suffer during the rehabilitation of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway if all lane discipline and road diversion signs are observed.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the construction company, Julius Berger, had announced the closure of a portion of the road to allow for reconstruction which began today.
The FRSC Acting Sector Public Education Officer, Ms Bisi Sonusi told newsmen on Monday that the command, in partnership with other traffic control agencies, had already taken measures to minimize motorists’ hardship during the project period.
“Vehicles will be diverted to the other side, but we have a lot of traffic control personnel on the road.
“They are to ensure sanity and lane discipline so that no one will waste time unnecessarily on the road in and out of Lagos.
“The main thing is for motorists to maintain their lanes. If they maintain their lanes, everyone will be able to move in and out of the state. It is moving traffic. It is not a bad situation.
‘There are diversion signs that need to be obeyed,” Sonusi said.
Sonusi further added that so many traffic agents comprising officers from the FRSC, Police, LASTMA, and TRACE were already on ground to enforce compliance to diversion signs and lane discipline.
“For any obstruction occasioned by break down of vehicles, we have FRSC tow trucks on ground and will be complemented by that of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency.
“We will remove all impediments so that people do not spend too much time on the road.
“We are assuring motorists that they will not sleep on the road because everything that is needed to be done is in place,” she added.
Sonusi said that the work would be carried out on shift on the corridor and urged motorists to use other alternative roads to lessen the usual pressure on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
She also added that some officers will be placed on night duty as well incase the traffic extended into the night.
NAN reports that the partial closure is to carry out reconstruction of Berger Bus Stop to Kara Cattle Market portion of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.