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Nigerian govt announces traffic diversion on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway



The Federal Government on Sunday announced a six-day traffic diversion on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in a bid to speed up ongoing construction works on the highway.

The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr. Olukayode Popoola, disclosed this in a statement in the state.

He said the diversion was to enable the contractor handling one section of the project, Julius Berger Plc, to lay asphalt between Arepo and Warewa, a distance of one and a half kilometres.

Popoola added that the traffic diversion would be on the Lagos-bound carriageway.

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The statement read: “The Federal Government is desirous of completing the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway project by next year, so there is need to increase the tempo of activities on the road.

“Julius Berger will asphalt between Arepo and Warewa, therefore there is going to be a diversion of traffic for six days.

“The public should please bear with the Federal Government.”

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