By Olufunmilayo Habibat Obadofin
On September 1, 2019, the Lagos State Traffic Advisory announced the partial closure of the busiest interstate route in Nigeria – Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The partial closure of that route took effect from September 2 , 2019 beginning from Kara bridge inward Berger and from Berger inward kara bridge
Since the closure, resident around the area and other road user have been experiencing a heavy gridlock on the expressway. The gridlock is aggravated by the incessant breakdown of vehicles on the road
This has made commuters to spend a large part of their mornings on the road or alternatively loose more sleep to leave their homes at early hours of the day before the gridlock starts. As a result, a number of commuters have resorted to the use of motorcycle which cost a double of other means. In fact some have resorted to trekking, which unusually has become faster than cars and buses. It’s the unspoken prayers of residence and commuters that the reconstruction ends on the slated date or earlier.
Some of the commuters interviewed believe that disbursing more officers of the Federal Road Safety Commission or related agencies might help to control the gridlock, consequently reducing the time spent on the road.
POST SCRIPT: For those who use the road, how is the situation now. Please give us your reply. Thanks