The Lagos State Government has said it would divert traffic at the Old Tollgate to Berger section of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway for 10 weeks.
The traffic diversion would commence from Monday, January 30, 2023 till Friday, April 15, 2023, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, said in a statement.
The government said the diversion was due to the continuation of the ongoing rehabilitation of the road by the Federal Ministry of Works.
The statement hinted that in the notification received by the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, it was stated that the construction would be carried out in short segments to minimise inconveniences for the motorists, while traffic on the Ibadan bound carriageway would be narrowed to two lanes to allow for the reconstruction of half of the Ibadan bound carriageway.
Oladeinde further stated that the U-turn in front of the Lagos State Emergency Centre would be temporary closed to traffic, adding that motorists on the expressway would be diverted to the next U-turn at the Old Toll Gate by the traffic control point.
Besides, Oladeinde emphasised that the traffic from CMD Road intending to connect 7UP and motorways on the Lagos bound carriageway would make use of the Old Tollgate/Traffic Point U–turn as well.
He equally stressed that trucks and heavy duty vehicles would be diverted to Ojota Interchange, while the traffic on CMD Road inbound the expressway would be diverted to the entry point beside the FMW weigh bridge to access the expressway on a contra flow.
He pointed out that the exit route to the expressway by Caleb International School would equally be temporarily shut, adding that CMD Road would be used as alternative for the displaced Ibadan bound traffic.
The commissioner appealed to the citizenry to shun indiscriminate stopping, waiting and parking along CMD Road, maintaining that this would complement the efforts of the traffic management team that would be deployed to manage vehicular movement.
He further assured that signage with directions would be mounted along the road to guide motorists. (Independent)