Construction work has started on some major roads across the country, including the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, hence the need for caution on the part of motorists.
This warning was given by the Federal Roads Safety Commission, FRSC, in a statement issued by Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem.
Kazeem disclosed that work had also resumed on Kaduna-Kano Road with more critical sectors along Kaduna-Zaria and Kachia routes.
He also disclosed that RCC had commenced work on Kweita Bridge along Gwagwalada-Lokoja Road.
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“As a result of the construction work on the Kweita Bridge, the road will be diverted from Piri, immediately after Yangoji on Gwagwalada to Lokoja Road. Motorists are by this notice advised to be aware of this development and drive carefully when approaching Piri to avoid colliding into erected traffic barriers,” he stated.
Kazeem further disclosed that FRSC ambulance would be stationed at the appropriate point of the diversions to direct traffic to Lokoja-Gwagwalada Road while patrol vehicles would be at Kweita to return traffic to normal routes to ensure free passage along the roads.
He added that the construction exercise had led to the mobilisation of construction materials and erection of traffic barriers which could narrow the carriageways and even cause occasional diversion of traffic.
He said as a result of that, FRSC advised that alternative routes to be explored by motorists within the construction period if possible.
“In the interim, the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has directed the intensification of traffic control along the affected routes for easy passage and free flow of traffic,” he stated.
Kazeem further stated that the Corps Marshal advised the motoring public to imbibe safe motoring culture and bear with any inconveniences that might come with the temporary diversions and cooperate fully with the FRSC patrol teams that would be strategically deployed to control the diverted traffic throughout the period of the construction work.
“Motorists are further advised to preplan their trips and allow for extra travel time while being reminded that the maximum speed limit allowed by law at construction zones is 50km/hour,” Kazeem added.