FG announces date to shut old Tollgate/Berger axis

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In continuation of the ongoing rehabilitation of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway by the Federal Ministry of Works, the Lagos State Government has announced that traffic will be diverted at the Old Tollgate to Berger section of the road from Monday 30th January till Friday 15th April, 2023.

Lagos State Transportation Commissioner Dr Frederic Oladeinde, who disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday, said the reconstruction will be carried out in short segments to minimise inconveniences for motorists.

Traffic on the Ibadan bound carriageway will be narrowed to two lanes to allow for the reconstruction of half of the Ibadan bound carriageway.

Oladeinde further stated that the U-turn in front of the Lagos State Emergency Centre will be temporary closed to traffic, adding that motorists on the expressway will be diverted to the next U-turn at the Old Toll Gate by the traffic control point.

In the same vein, Traffic from CMD Road intending to connect 7UP and Motorways on the Lagos bound carriageway will make use of the Old Tollgate/Traffic Point U–turn as well.

He equally stressed that trucks and heavy duty vehicles will be diverted to Ojota Interchange. The Commissioner also explained that traffic on CMD Road inbound the expressway will be diverted to the entry point beside the FMW weigh bridge to access the Expressway on a contra flow as the exit route to the Expressway by Caleb International School will equally be temporarily closed, adding that CMD Road will be used as alternative for the displaced Ibadan bound traffic.

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