The Lagos State Government has announced that a section of the Jibowu Crossing will be closed for thirty days from Wednesday, July 31 to Thursday, August 29, 2019, for the relocation of gas pipes situated close to the perimeter of the rail line.
According to a statement issued by the State Ministry of Transportation, the closure and relocation work on the gas pipeline would affect the free flow of traffic around the corridor.
“Motorists are advised to avoid this area but road users who cannot completely ignore the corridor are advised to obey traffic officers and other law enforcement personnel assigned to manage traffic during the period of relocation of the gas pipeline”.
The state also allayed the fears of motorists over the planned four-month repair works on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, saying that adequate measures have been put in place by the present administration to effectively manage the impending traffic situation.
“The State has identified four locations to redirect traffic through, while the personnel LASTMA and LASEMA as well FRSC will be on ground to provide towing vehicles and other necessary support for evacuating unexpected breakdowns”.
The state added that is well prepared and ready for the attendant traffic situation through extensive traffic management and control for the repair works which commences on Saturday, 3rd August 2019 and is envisaged to trigger and compound traffic along the corridors.
In the project brief made available to the State Government, the repair works will narrow both Lagos and Sagamu bound traffic into two lanes on both carriageways respectively & is planned for two months each for inward and outward traffic from the State