Lagos-Ibadan expressway gridlock: FRSC advises road users to use alternative routes


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Motorists using the Lagos/Ibadan expressway have been advised by FRSC to use alternative routes so as not to get stuck in the gridlock.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Ogun State Command has reached out to motorists that ply the Lagos/Ibadan expressway regarding the ongoing gridlock, advising them to make use of alternative routes to connect to their various destinations in order to avoid wasting valuable time.


There's an ongoing gridlock on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway

The State Sector Commander, Clement Oladele made this known in a Traffic Advisor, informing the road users that,

multiple breakdowns by trucks at different locations along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway have resulted in gridlock on some sections of the Expressway.

The most pronounced of the breakdowns occurred with an overloaded truck travelling on speed out of Lagos conveying a container but lost control around the Kara Bridge and crossed the road divider blocking traffic on both sections of the Expressway, impairing traffic into and out of Lagos around the Kara bridge.

The situation has affected traffic and the gridlock has snarled from the Kara Bridge towards Ibafo near Mowe and same situation also affecting traffic outward Lagos.

Naijauto learned the road experienced two obstruction cases that were cleared by FRSC officials. However, the effect is still causing traffic build up around Magboro and Ibafo route and extending to the Kara construction area.


FRSC officials have been deployed to Lagos-Ibadan expressway to help control traffic

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The command went further to state that though a team of FRSC officials has been stationed to control the gridlock, motorists still coming from Ibadan or Abeokuta and heading for Lagos, are advised to use alternative routes.

It said:

Motorists yet to depart Abeokuta or Ibadan for Lagos are advised to use alternative corridors from Ogere to Sagamu interchange through Abeokuta to Ifo, Ota, and Iyana Ipaja to connect Lagos.

Motorists who were already in the gridlock were advised to remain calm and to avoid driving against traffic while assuring normalcy will be restored on the expressway.

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