The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, on Monday, announced the suspension of further work on the ongoing reconstruction of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, to reduce gridlock during the Sallah celebration.
Newera News learnt that the announcement was made in a statement released by the Federal Controller of Works, Lagos Engr. (Mrs) Olukorede Kesha.
According to the statement, construction works on the road will be put on hold between Tuesday, June 27, 2023, to Sunday, July 2, 2023, to allow those travelling during the Sallah break to have easy access.
The statement reads: “Due to the recent heavy traffic flow being experienced on the Lagos Shagamu route in the last couple of days, the inclement weather conditions, the forthcoming Eid Kabir, and the advice of the traffic management team deployed to manage traffic related issues on the project.
“Construction activities on this ever busy and very important highway will be suspended from Tuesday, 27 of June to Sunday, 2 of July 2023.
“This is to allow travellers easy passage during the Eid holiday and minimise the discomfort of traffic gridlock during this very important period.
“Travelers are advised to cooperate with Traffic Management Team deployed on the highway to manage traffic.”