Kara Bridge fire incidence, motorists advised to use alternative routes, see why
Following the recent fire incidence involving multiple articulated vehicles on Kara Bridge, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing would carry out an integrity test on the bridge as part of safety engineering measures to ascertain the extent of the damage on the road and effect the requisite repairs.
The test operation, which would necessitate the narrowing of Ibadan-bound carriageway to two lanes only, would be carried out between June 27 and 28 on Ibadan-bound carriageway.
Therefore, there is going to be an imminent diversion of traffic on the bridge to enable a smooth conduct of the test.
The motoring public, particularly those plying Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, are hereby advised to exercise caution at the diversion points, maintain common sense speed limit, and be lane disciplined, while using the available portion of the road as the test operation would not require the total closure of the bridge.
However, motorists are encouraged to explore alternative routes so as to ease off the burden on the motorable portion on the bridge.
The alternative routes are: Ikorodu Road to Itokin-Ijebu-Ode to Iperu or Sagamu interchange. Also, those driving on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway would now go through Sango Ota-Itori inward Abeokuta to Sagamu interchange.
While vehicles heading to Ibadan on Lekki-Ajah to Ibeju Lekki to Epe-Ijebu-Ode are to pass through Sagamu interchange. Those driving on Ikorodu Roundabout inward Sabo roundabout to link Ikorodu-Sagamu Road.
Motorists are advised to call the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) toll free numbers 122 or the National Traffic Radio lines; 08052998090, 09067000015, 08052998012 for help and emergency response if necessary.
Source: My Newsbite