The Federal Government announced on Saturday that the barricade around Kara Bridge on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway would be removed on Sunday.
This was disclosed by Controller of Works, Lagos, Adedamola Kuti, who said the move to remove the barricade on December 1 is to ease the traffic situation around that area.
Kuti stated that construction work had been completed on the inbound-Lagos traffic section of the expressway.
According to him, when the contractors return to the site in January, construction work will commence on the outbound-Lagos traffic side of the road.
Kuti stressed, “Now that inbound has been completed, we don’t want to start work on the outbound and leave it halfway, so we decided to open the road to commuters tomorrow, Sunday, so that people can move freely this Christmas.”
The contractor on section 1 of the road, Julius Berger, diverted both inbound and outbound traffic to one side of the road on September 2, when reconstruction of that part of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway commenced.