Speeding above 50km per hour on Lagos-Ibadan expressway an offence – FRSC
Operatives of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) have requested motorists that ply Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to be watchful of traffic barriers, construction equipment and materials deployed to the road since Julius Berger plc has resumed construction works on the road.
The national traffic and safety agency also asked motorists to prepare for extra travel time around the said areas, pointing out the possibility of narrowing down the carriage ways and occasional diversion of traffic for which it warned the motorists not to speed above 50km per hour, within the construction zone.
Recall that Federal Government through the Federal Executive Council had last April approved N64.108 billion for additional works on the road that covers rehabilitation, construction and erection of pedestrian bridges and toll plazas.
Speaking in Abeokuta on Sunday through a press statement signed by Florence Okpe, FRSC public education officer, Clement Oladele, Ogun State sector commander of FRSC, said the maximum speed limit allowed by law at the construction areas was 50km per hour.
He clarified that position of traffic law is applicable to Lagos-Ibadan expressway as well as all other places where roads construction are ongoing, adding that any motorists that flout traffic rule would be prosecuted accordingly.
He said, “This is to inform the motoring public that sequel to the traffic alert issued by FRSC Ogun State Command on Tuesday 08 May 2018, to the effect of resumption of construction works by Julius Berger Plc (JBN), the construction company rehabilitating the Sagamu interchange section of the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway.
“It is important to issue this advisory that the exercise has led to mobilisation of construction materials and erection of traffic barriers, which could narrow the carriageways and even cause occasional diversion of traffic from the long bridge to Warewa, Ibafo, NASFAT, Mowe and RCCG towards Sagamu Interchange.
“Accordingly, motorists are advised to note this and replan their trips with allowance for extra travel time around these construction areas. Motorists are also reminded that maximum speed limit allowed by law at construction zone is 50km/hour.
“Violators are liable to prosecution. We, therefore advise motorists traveling along the Lagos – Ibadan expressway to drive cautiously and obey traffic rules at construction sites. They should also obey the FRSC and sister traffic and emergency agencies directing traffic around the construction areas.”