The Federal Government has ordered a temporary suspension of the ongoing construction work on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to ease the travel experience for holidaymakers returning to their destinations after the festive season.
Remember, the construction company, Julius Berger, on Tuesday returned to the site to continue construction work between the famous Long Bridge and the Kara bus station on the Lagos-bound highway after its departure in December 2022.
The return of the contractors resulted in a stalemate in the axle, with the passengers groaning on Thursday.
Subsequently, the Federal Comptroller of Works for Lagos State, Umar Bakary, on Friday suspended the work and supervised the removal of the highway collision barriers in the Kara section.
Speaking to the reporter after the first section of the highway was reopened to traffic, Bakari stated that the measure was to give an opportunity to those returning from year-end holidays to get a better driving experience.
While explaining that contractors were able to carry out a quick repair until the early hours of Friday before the crash barriers were removed in anticipation of a huge return trip of people over the weekend, Bakari said contractors would resume on Monday, January 9, and complete work between Kara and Longbridge within 20 days. day of appeal.
Temporary repairs were made to some sections in December, and contractors were able to raise the level of work further with a short return in January. We understand and realize that there are still a lot of people who still come back from their various travels.
“So far, we have asked the contractor, after completing that section (Kara), to stop work and remove the barriers until next week to complete the other section between Long Bridge and Kara to the final layer.”
While assuring Nigerians that the government will make public announcements and will always educate the public on the progress of work, the observer urged patience from road users and discipline of lanes around construction areas, citing the government’s concerns for their welfare.
Once again, FG suspends work on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway