Heavy Rain and Traffic responsible for delay in completion of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway – FG

The Federal Government has blamed heavy rainfall and traffic for the delay in completing the reconstruction of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway by it’s proposed timeline of April 2023.


According to the Director, Federal High Ways, South-West at the Ministry of Works and Housing, Ademola Kuti, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola had set a new completion date of April 30 after failing to meet up with the December 2022 deadline for the completion of the road project.


“The earlier completion date of 30th of April which is today (Sunday), we were unable to meet that target because of some factors, majorly the heavy rain which we experienced since March and April and of course the unexpected heavy traffic,” he said.


He, however, assured motorists plying the route that the Federal Government is determined to complete the project.

“So, as we move into the next month (May), we expect that the rain will still be heavy and it will be a bit difficult but what we want to assure motorists is that we are determined is determined to complete this project, we are fully on ground.

“As a matter of fact, we opened access in the OPIC axis, that is from the Kara Bridge to the Long Bridge and what is left is just about a kilometre as you enter Lagos and then maybe another two kilometres as you are leaving Lagos and we are fully determined with enough men on ground to achieve this,” Kuti stated.

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