Motorists and road users plying the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, yesterday, expressed fears as the contractor of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing resumes rehabilitation work on the axis today. This came as the gridlock returned to the expressway, yesterday, following the high influx of Lagos-bound vehicles who were returning after the long Sallah break.
The situation crippled traffic along the axis for several hours as motorists and road users were stranded in the gridlock. The traffic was compounded by yesterday’s downpour at the Berger end of the ever-busy road.
As of noon on Sunday, it took motorists more than three hours to travel from Ibafo in Ogun State to the Otedola Bridge in Lagos due to slow traffic which takes between 15 and 20 minutes to cover the stretch. Frustrated travellers were seen lamenting the pains they will be subjected to face from today as a result of the failure of the contractor handling the project for effective traffic management as well as the lack of passable alternative roads