In light of the upcoming Eid-el-Kabir holiday, the Nigerian Federal Government has decided to halt construction work on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, News About Nigeria reports.
The announcement was made by Olukorede Kesha, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State. Kesha, who is an Engineer, stated that the work suspension would be in effect from June 27 to July 2, 2023.
The decision to suspend work on this heavily trafficked road was influenced by several factors.
Firstly, there has been a significant increase in traffic on the Lagos Shagamu route in recent days.
Additionally, the inclement weather conditions have also played a role in this decision.
Lastly, the advice from the traffic management team, which has been deployed to address traffic-related issues on the project, further contributed to the temporary halt in construction activities.
The primary objective behind this temporary suspension is to ensure that travelers have a smoother journey during the Eid holiday period.
By minimizing the discomfort caused by ongoing construction work, the government aims to facilitate easy passage for those celebrating Eidel Kabir.
Travelers are urged to cooperate with the Traffic Management Team, which will be deployed on the highway to manage traffic effectively.
In light of these developments, the government extended warm wishes to everyone for a joyful Eidel Kabir celebration.
It recognized the importance of this religious festival and the significance it holds for individuals and communities across the country.
The Lagos-Ibadan Expressway is a vital highway that connects two major cities in Nigeria.
It serves as a crucial transportation route for both commuters and goods. However, the heavy traffic flow and ongoing construction work have often caused inconveniences for travelers.
This temporary suspension aims to alleviate some of these challenges during the festive period.