One of our reporters observed officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps in their operation vehicle at Arepo Bus Stop inward Ogun State.
The spokesperson for the FRSC in Ogun State, Florence Okpe, said, “I noticed it (tunnel) on Friday while I was travelling to Lagos, immediately after PUNCH, around Warewa. They (motorists) go under the bridge to link the other side of the road and then face one way. I’ll call OC Ibafo right now.”
For weeks now, commuters have been lamenting the traffic on the road, which is being reconstructed by Julius Berger Nigeria Limited.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the traffic on Monday started around 6am at the Longbridge to the OPIC U-turn due to a diversion of about three kilometres created by the company
While our correspondents observed that Julius Berger had deployed equipment to the road, motorists claimed that the company did not start the work on time.
A motorist, Seun Adewole, said, “We are going through a hard time plying this route. It has been close to two weeks since Julius Berger created this diversion, but they refused to start work on time. There is no reason why they should create a diversion without starting work immediately.
“This was what they did when they created a diversion at the Otedola Bridge and did not start work on the road on time until after some time.”
Another motorist, Opeoluwa Jimoh, said the company was spending too much time on the road.
The supervisor of the Lagos-Sagamu section of the expressway, Wale Adebote, said the construction was ongoing in three sections simultaneously.
Adebote said, “We are aware of the hardship motorists are facing in the course of the road construction, which we also face as well in course of work.
“Our main goal is to complete the road project before the end of the year. We are trying to utilize this period now that rain has stopped.”
The Ogun State Sector Commander, FRSC, Hammed Umar, said his men were working with the police to keep sanity on the road.