As the repairs commence of the bad sections of the Lagos- Shagamu expressway, construction giants, Julius Berger Nigeria PLC says it will close sections of the road to facilitate repairs.
Julius Berger, in a statement issued on Friday, said repairs would be done around the Eldorado and Lotto junctions.
The construction giant said the repairs will take place in two phases.
According to the statement, the first phase will be implemented between July 26 and 30 while the second phase will take place from August 9 to November 9.
The company said traffic would be diverted for road users plying the route from different parts of the state.
“Phase 1 will include temporary diversion of traffic on Ibadan bound carriageway, from a section before Eldorado, CH 37+500 to a section after Eldorado, CH 37+900 (400m stretch),” the statement reads.
“This will take place between July 26, 2021 and July 30, 2021 for the installation of cross beams on both sides of the expressway, after which both sides of the expressway will be reopened to traffic.
In addition, beginning from August 9, 2021 through to November 9, 2021, the Phase 2 of the diversion will be implemented for the installation of deck slabs, parapets and hand railings on both sides of the Eldorado flyover.
“Also, effective from July 30, 2021, Lagos bound traffic will be diverted to the Ibadan bound carriageway, from a section before Lotto Junction, CH 24+800 to a section at Deeper Life Conference Centre, CH 23+800, with two lanes each in opposite direction using temporary median dividers.
“The purpose of the diversion is to allow for the safe installation of cross beams, bridge deck slabs and parapets on the ongoing bridge works on the Ibadan bound carriageway, which will last for 12 weeks.”
Prince Duku, head of media relations of Julius Berger, said measures will be put in place to direct traffic before commencement of repairs.
Such mitigating measures will include, display of advanced warning signs for road narrowing and for necessary speed restriction,” he said.
“Julius Berger LSE Project Team will provide Flagmen and suitable illuminated diversion points at night, including flashing lights and sufficient reflective road signs.
“Julius Berger emergency response crew will be on standby for a 24/7 emergency response services with well-established lines of communication between various agencies including the Nigerian Police, FRSC, TRACE and other relevant stakeholders that have emergency response teams.”
Duku said diversion plans have been developed in conjunction with the relevant stakeholders.