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Commuters, residents bemoan slow pace of work on Lagos-Ibadan road

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Commuters and residents of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway have decried the slow pace of work on the road, which caused a gridlock at the weekend.

The first rain of the year fell yesterday, causing a massive traffic jam on major roads in Lagos metropolis.

It stretched from the old Toll Gate in Ojota to Ikorodu Road and Oworonshoki.

Commuters caught in the deluge of water that accompanied the rain were stranded for hours.

Officials of the Lagos State Transport Management Authority (LASTMA) had a hectic time controlling traffic on the Odo Iya Alaro Bridge for commuters to heave a sigh of relief.

At the weekend, commuters had a torrid time plying the road as the gridlock stretched till the following morning.

The gridlock, which stretched from Magboro to the Long Bridge on the expressway, lasted more than 24 hours with several commuters spending the night on the road.

A commuter travelling to Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, on Friday, Rasheed Ijoba, told The Nation that he left Lagos Island at 4 p.m. with the hope of getting to his destination by 10 p.m.

The Nation, January 21, 2019

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