The Ogun Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Tuesday, said that repair work on the Sagamu interchange bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway would commence on Wednesday.
The Sector Commander of FRSC in Ogun, Mr Clement Oladele, disclosed this in a statement issued by the corps’ Public Education Officer, Florence Okpe, and made available in Ota, Ogun.
Two tankers, laden with 33,000 litres each, had, on Dec. 25, collided on under the Sagamu interchange bridge, outward bound on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The crash occurred close to the FRSC emergency roadside clinic, resulting in serious damage to the road.
“The major repair by Reynolds Construction Company (RCC) will cause diversion of traffic on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway from Jan. 8 until when the repair work is expected to end,’’ Oladele said.
Oladele said that arrangements had been concluded for traffic diversion to enable the officials of RCC and the Federal Ministry of Works commence the repair on the bridge.
The sector commander said that FRSC had met with other stakeholders and Julius Berger Nigeria PLC, to re-strategise on additional measures to mitigate traffic discomfort ahead of the planned diversion of traffic on Kara bridge.
He said that the diversion would be in place until the resumption of work on the reconstruction of the expressway on Jan.13.
Oladele implored the motoring public to cooperate with the officials of the FRSC, assisted by other traffic, security and emergency agencies that would be managing the control of traffic on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
While expressing regret over the inconveniences which the development might motorists, he, however, enjoined them to drive in strict compliance with extant traffic rules and regulations, warning that any violator arrested would be prosecuted.