The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing has suspended ongoing reconstruction work on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, to reduce gridlock during the Sallah celebration.
Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Engr. (Mrs) Olukorede Kesha, made the announcment in a statement on Monday.
According to the statement, construction works on the road will be put on hold between Tuesday, June 27, 2023, and Sunday, July 2, 2023, to allow those travelling during the Sallah break to have easy access.
“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-el-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, 27th of June to Sunday, 2nd 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.
“Travellers are advised to cooperate with Traffic Management Team deployed on the highway to manage traffic,” Kesha said.