Federal Ministry of Works and Housing has suspended work on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to reduce gridlock during the forthcoming Sallah celebration.
In a statement released by the federal controller of works, Lagos, Mrs Olukorede Kesha, said work on the road would be put on hold between Tuesday, June 27, 2023, and Sunday, July 2, 2023, to allow those traveling during the Sallah break to have easy access.
The statement reads: “Due to the recent heavy traffic flow being experienced on the Lagos Sagamu route in the last couple of days, the inclement weather conditions, the forthcoming Eid-el-Kabir, and the advice of the traffic management team deployed to manage traffic related issues on the project.
“Construction activities on this ever-busy and very important highway will be suspended from Tuesday, 27 of June to Sunday, July 2, 2023.
“This is to allow travellers easy passage during the Eid holiday and minimise the discomfort of traffic gridlock during this very important period.
“Travellers are advised to cooperate with the traffic management team deployed on the highway to manage traffic.”