The Federal Road Safety Corps said it has deployed 100 officers to control traffic on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway as road diversions and construction works resume.
Mr Samuel Obayemi, the FRSC’s Zonal Commanding Officer, Zone RS2, comprising Lagos and Ogun, advised motorists and commuters using the ever-busy highway not to panic.
Obayemi urged motorists to be patient and obey traffic rules and officers.
“We are prepared for the diversion in the zone. On a daily basis, we shall be deploying not less than 100 staff to manage the traffic and ensure that no one sleeps on the road.
“We will make sure that at any point where there is a diversion, our men are on ground to control traffic.
“We will make sure that people don’t run into the barriers that are put there. No one should be afraid at all.
“Rather, all motorists should resolve to obey the traffic officers and in good time, everyone will get to his or her destinations.
“We are fully prepared and it is something that we are used to,” Obayemi, an Assistant Corps Marshal, said.
He said that the corps would deploy officers from Ojodu, Ibafo, Mowe, and Sagamu commands to address all the fears of motorists.
According to him, the zone does not have any problem managing the situation but count on the readiness of motorists to support traffic managers.
Obayemi urged motorist to be patient and obey traffic managers. He also appealed to motorists, especially those driving articulated vehicles, to put their vehicles in good order to prevent any chaotic situation that might result from breakdowns.
Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, Mr Adedamola Kuti, said construction work had resumed on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, adding that traffic diversion for work on the Kara bridge section outbound Lagos would begin on Monday.