The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has declared a new traffic diversion on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, citing the ongoing rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts on the major highway.
The announcement was made today by Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM) Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO).
According to Kazeem’s statement, the diversion is part of the ongoing rehabilitation works on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The traffic has been redirected away from the point of entry into the expressway at New Garage Lagos. Instead, vehicles coming from Isheri Olowora and passing through River Valley Estate will now connect to the expressway.
“For inbound traffic heading towards Lagos, the diversion route is through Babcock College, located opposite Enyo filling station, which will provide access to the expressway and allow vehicles to proceed into Lagos,” Kazeem explained. He further added that an alternative route is available through Ojodu, where motorists can make a U-turn in front of the FRSC Ojodu office to connect to the expressway at the BRT Bus-stop.
The CPEO also reported that FRSC Corps Marshal, Dauda Biu, has instructed FRSC commands operating along the affected corridor to minimize any inconvenience to commuters caused by the traffic diversion. Biu urged the motoring public traveling along the route to exercise patience and cooperate fully with law enforcement agencies stationed on the routes.
The FRSC’s implementation of the fresh traffic diversion is aimed at ensuring the smooth flow of vehicles while reconstruction activities progress on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. Motorists are advised to familiarize themselves with the new routes and plan their journeys accordingly to avoid unnecessary delays and potential confusion on the road.
As the rehabilitation and reconstruction work continues, the FRSC will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide regular updates to the public to ensure a safer and more efficient travel experience for all road users on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.