Gridlock paralyses vehicular movement on Lagos-Abeokuta expressway

Gridlock paralyses vehicular movement on Lagos-Abeokuta expressway

- Gridlock paralysed movement on Lagos-Abeokuta expressway on Sunday, September 16

- Both lanes of the road were blocked due to bad condition of the road

- The bad condition of the road was worsened by heavy rain in recent weeks

Due to the bad condition of Lagos-Abeokuta expressway, vehicular movements were on the evening of Sunday, September 16, nearly grounded to a halt.

Punch reported that there was gridlock on both lanes of the road due to bad condition of the road, which was worsened by constant downpour. gathered that the palliative work carried out by Julius Berger Plc on both lanes around Owode-Iyana Ilogbo axis had gone bad again due to the heavy rain.

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It was reported that the problem was compounded when some drivers of vehicles coming from Ifo-Abeokuta end drove against traffic.

The gridlock led to long queues of vehicles stretching from Sango to Iyana Ilogbo axis for those those travelling outside Lagos from the Sango end.

The traffic was said to have stretched from Onihale to Iyana Ilogbo for those travelling to Sango and Lagos.

As motorists struggled to manouevre out of the gridlock, no traffic officer was seen to be controlling the traffic.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that the minister of information, Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday, May 9, explained why the federal government decided to expand the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The minister who was on an inspection of government infrastructural projects across Nigeria inspected two sections of the expressway - from Lagos to Shagamu Interchange and Shagamu Interchange to Ibadan.

Mohammed said: “Some 70% of the traffic coming to Lagos is from the Lagos-Shagamu Exchange, which explains why the Lagos-Shagamu comprises three lanes on each side while the Shagamu-Ibadan comprises two lanes on each side."

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