Deadline For Completion Of Kara End Of Lagos/Ibadan Expressway Extended

Channels Television  
Updated November 5, 2019



The completion of the reconstruction of the Kara/Berger axis of the Lagos Ibadan expressway has suffered a setback.

With the commencement of the reconstruction work in September, it was billed to be completed by mid-December but it appears that may no longer be feasible.

The inbound Lagos lane had been shut down over the last couple of months, while the outbound lane had been split to accommodate vehicles commuting in and out of the state.

Both lanes ought to have been fully reconstructed and reopened by December but the Federal Controller of Works, Lagos State, Adedamola Kuti, told Channels Television that the delay has been partly because of the rainy season.

Consequently, road users have been forced bear the brunt as they spend long hours in traffic.

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Mr Kuti, however, says, “We hope that we are already getting to the end of the rainy season, so if it continues like that, we should be able to complete the inbound Lagos and at the end of the day, once it is completed, rather than putting our people under serious stress, we will open both lanes because by then we will be entering into the Christmas season so we will open both lanes and allow the traffic to run”.

According to him, hopefully by January 2020, the rains would have subsided and the construction of the second half of the road can be completed.

“By January next year, we will come back and work on the outbound Lagos”.