The Lagos State Government says it is working with the Federal Government to ease the traffic on Kara/Berger-OPIC axis of the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway.

Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, said the traffic buildup was due to ongoing reconstruction work along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing.

Oladeinde, in company with Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Aramide Adeyoye, said in a statement on Wednesday, that the review of the traffic management plan had become a priority, Channels News reports.

According to the commissioner, Adeyoye also doubles as the representative of the Controller of Works, Federal Ministry of Works and the traffic management agencies of both Lagos and Ogun State.

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“The traffic management plan of the construction needed to be reworked as the existing plan is not adequate for the traffic demand towards Ogun State presently,” the statement read.

“The plan is being worked on in collaboration with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, (LASTMA) and the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) to ensure effective traffic management during the remaining period of the repair work, to minimize inconvenience to motorists.”

Appealing for continuous cooperation of the general public with the stationed traffic control officers to actualise free and steady flow of traffic, Oladeinde advised motorists to drive with caution along the construction routes and avoid driving against traffic.