Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Olukayode Popoola, has disclosed that traffic on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway will be diverted for six days.

Olukayode Popoola explained that the six-day traffic diversion on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway is aimed at speeding up construction works, Daily Dates Nigeria reports.

Popoola, in a statement, said the diversion is to enable Julius Berger, the contractor handling section one of the project, to lay asphalt between Arepo and Warewa, a distance of one and a half kilometers.

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He explained that there is the need to prepare the ground around The PUNCH Newspaper area, hence, the need for the traffic diversion to speed up the construction works.

Popoola added that the traffic diversion would be on the Lagos-bound carriageway.He appealed for understanding of road users, saying that adequate arrangements have been made for traffic regulatory agencies to manage the construction zone to avert gridlock.

“The Federal Government is desirous of completing the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway project by next year, so there is need to increase the tempo of activities on the road.

“The public should please bear with the Federal Government,” he said.