ALERT: On July 26, Julius Berger will close sections of the Lagos-Shagamu expressway

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    Julius Berger will close sections of the Lagos-Shagamu expressway

    According to Julius Berger Nigeria PLC, sections of the Lagos-Shagamu expressway will be closed to facilitate repairs.

    The construction firm said in a statement issued Friday that repairs would be made to the Eldorado and Lotto intersections.

    The construction behemoth stated that the repairs will be carried out in two phases.

    The first phase will run from July 26 to 30, and the second phase will run from August 9 to November 9.

    The company stated that traffic would be diverted to accommodate road users traveling along the route from various parts of the state.

    “Phase 1 will involve rerouting traffic on the Ibadan-bound carriageway from a section before Eldorado, CH 37+500, to a section after Eldorado, CH 37+900 (400m stretch),” the statement reads.

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    “This work will take place between July 26 and July 30, 2021, and will include the installation of cross beams on both sides of the expressway, followed by the reopening of both sides of the expressway to traffic.

    Additionally, beginning August 9, 2021 and continuing through November 9, 2021, Phase 2 of the diversion will be implemented to install deck slabs, parapets, and hand railings on both sides of the Eldorado flyover.

    Additionally, beginning July 30, 2021, Lagos-bound traffic will be diverted to the Ibadan-bound carriageway, from a section before Lotto Junction, CH 24+800, to a section near the Deeper Life Conference Centre, CH 23+800, with two lanes in each direction using temporary median dividers.

    “The diversion is necessary to ensure the safe installation of cross beams, bridge deck slabs, and parapets during the ongoing bridge work on the Ibadan-bound carriageway, which will last 12 weeks.”

    Prince Duku, Julius Berger’s head of media relations, stated that traffic will be rerouted prior to the start of repairs.

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    “Among these mitigating measures will be the display of advanced warning signs for road narrowing and necessary speed restrictions,” he explained.

    “At night, the Julius Berger LSE Project Team will provide Flagmen and appropriately illuminated diversion points, including flashing lights and sufficient reflective road signs.

    “The Julius Berger emergency response team will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with established lines of communication between various agencies, including the Nigerian Police, FRSC, TRACE, and other relevant stakeholders with emergency response teams.”

    Duku stated that plans for diversion have been developed in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.

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