Moving Lagos, Ogun to avoid traffic jams along the Lagos-Ibadan highway

The governments of the states of Lagos and Ogun have made efforts to ensure that the congestion that occurred between Friday 26 and Saturday 27 August 2022 in the Opic-Berger area of ​​the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway does not repeat.

In a statement signed on Sunday by the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeeinde, both states explained that the contractor has been ordered to block all illegal road diversions, especially between Magboro and OPIC.

According to the statement, “The governments of Lagos and Ogun States have been working with the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing to ensure that the congestion that occurred at Opic-Berger on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway between Friday 26 and Saturday 27 August 2022, not coming back.

“Ongoing work on the Berger-OPIC axis is focused on the timely completion of the highway reconstruction to create a world-class road that will make highway driving a smooth experience.

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“As emphasized in a statement from the Federal Controller, Engr. F. Oloyede, the public should note that the massive traffic jam was due to the impatience of some motorists who run into traffic at the slightest excuse, causing enormous hardship to other motorists.

“As agreed by all parties, the contractor has been ordered to block all illegal road diversions, especially between Magboro and OPIC. This is to prevent the illegal U-turn at OPIC, which also exacerbates the stalemate within that axis.

“Law enforcement agencies, including the police, FRSC and LASTMA, have been called in to control traffic along the route. Any motorist caught removing any of the barriers used in blocking all illegal diversions will be arrested and prosecuted. Motorists are therefore advised to refrain from doing so or face the full wrath of the law.

“Lagos and Ogun Traffic Management Persons are available to ensure free flow of traffic. Motorists driving against traffic (one-way traffic) or turning at unauthorized intersections will regret their indiscretion. They will be prosecuted.

“The security around the corridor has been strengthened.

“The project promises to deliver a world-class transportation infrastructure that will end highway congestion.”

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Moving Lagos, Ogun to avoid traffic jams along the Lagos-Ibadan highway

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Moving Lagos, Ogun to avoid traffic jams along the Lagos-Ibadan highway

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