The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it has commenced 24-hour standby operations on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The FRSC Zonal Commanding Officer-in-Charge of Ogun and Lagos States, Mr Samuel Obayemi, said this while touring the corridor recently.

He said this in the wake of the partial closure of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway by construction giant, Julius Berger.

The FRSC, he said, had deployed over 100 personnel to ease traffic on the highway.

“We are 24 hours standby to control traffic and to evacuate any faulty vehicles that can cause traffic jams on the road.

“Motorists should be patient and follow the rules of the traffic at the moment to avoid total gridlock at the corridor,” Obayemi said.

As well as ensuring safety on the road during this period, Obayemi stated that the Corps was putting everything in place to enable travelers reach their destinations via the expressway without delays.

The Zonal Head of Operation, Mr Innocent Etuk, stressed that to that effect, two lanes had been created to accommodate incoming vehicles to Lagos.

“The only thing we want the drivers to do is to comply with directives from traffic officers.

“We are on the road to maintain orderliness, especially today, Friday, when the religious body holds different programmes along this corridor.

“But we are on top of the situation, our personnel is on standby to ensure a free flow of traffic,” Etuk stated.

He called for motorists to be disciplined in a bid to avoid road traffic crashes during the four-month period of the partial closure.

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