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Lagos-Ibadan Gridlock: Federal Ministry Of Works Gives Situation Report

More law enforcement and traffic control agencies have been deployed, according to Mrs. Forosola Oloyede, the acting Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, who revealed this on Sunday.

She revealed this in a statement she made in Lagos, where she also provided an update on the traffic conditions in the expressway’s Berger/OPIC section, where construction work is still going on.

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Road users on the route have had it difficult, spending a lot of time stuck in traffic because of the work.

On Sunday, Oloyede said that the Federal Road Safety Corps, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, and police had all been sent in to help with the route’s traffic management.

She added that the contractor had been told to stop all unauthorized detours from the main roads, particularly those between Magboro and OPIC.

The officer remarked, “This is to prevent the unlawful U-turn at OPIC which also worsens the traffic bottleneck within that axis.”

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Oloyede issued a warning that any driver found dismantling any of the barriers deployed to impede unauthorized detours would be detained and subject to appropriate legal action.

She said that the congestion experienced between Friday and Saturday on the highway was due to impatience and reckless driving by some motorists.

“However, the Ibadan-bound lane is now clear and there is a free flow of traffic, while the Lagos-bound lane is expectedly slow but moving as a result of the ongoing works,” she said

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