The Federal Government has opened the construction area at the Lagos-Sagamu end of the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway to commuters.
The Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Adedamola Kuti, said on Tuesday morning that it was done to ease traffic during the festive period.
“Contruction works will resume in January, ” he said.
The expressway which appears to be in perpetual reconstruction has garnered notoriety for frequent motor accidents which have claimed many lives.
Adedamola explained that the reconstruction of the expressway is benefiting from the federal government’s over $600 million infrastructure fund.
It is expected that the opening of the express way would save both time and money for motorists and travellers as well.
Idris Adebayo, a motorist who spoke to journalists at the opening this morning, hoped that he would be saving about two hours travel time from Lagos to Abeokuta which used to take four to five hours on a ‘good’ day.