The Federal Government (FG) has disclosed that some sections of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway would be closed for four months for reconstruction by Julius Berger Nigeria Plc. The road has been under construction since the administration of Goodluck Jonathan.
The FG had postponed the reconstruction of the road in the past, but the possibility of another postponement has been ruled out. The closure is expected to begin next month, from August 3 and end in November.
Completion of the reconstruction has continued to drag because of contract issues between President Jonathan’s administration and Bi-Courtney Consortium. Julius Berger Nigeria Plc and RCC Nigeria Ltd were later contracted by the former President. The 127.6 kilometres road is the busiest in Nigeria, with more than 250,000 vehicles plying the road daily.
Speaking in an interview, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, Mr. Adedamola Kuti, said further delay or postponement would affect the delivery date of 2021.