Yuletide: FG Opens Lagos-Ibadan Expressway – To Shut It Down In January
Ahead of the Yuletide, the Federal Government on Tuesday, December 18, temporarily opened the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway for the use of commuters and motorists.
The Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Mr. Adedamola Kuti, who officially removed the barricades, said the opening is to reduce travel time and ease the hardship suffered by road users, especially during the festive period.
He assured that work would resume on the road as quickly as possible in January, to enable the contractors maximise the window offered by the dry season.
Kuti added that it took traffic from the 36 states of the federation, hence, the speedy completion of repairs around the construction zones and opening the highway to traffic.
“A lot of people are coming out of Lagos going home for the celebration and some are also coming in from all the states of the federation into Lagos.
“What we are doing today is to open up all the construction areas and open up the entire highway to traffic for the period of the season, we will resume our work in January,’’ he said.
The controller explained that the reconstruction of the expressway was facilitated from the Federal Government’s over $650 million infrastructure fund.