The Federal Road Safety Corps has issued a traffic alert to the motoring public on the resumption of construction work on some major roads in the country.
The alert was issued on Tuesday by the Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Bisi Kazeem, in a statement.
These roads include Lagos-Ibadan Expressway being constructed by Julius Berger Nigeria Plc and Reynolds Construction Company, with temporary diversions and narrowing at certain areas of the route.
According to the statement by Kazeem, JBN Plc has also resumed construction work on Kaduna-Kano Road with more critical sectors along Kaduna-Zaria and Kachia routes.
He also disclosed that RCC has commenced work on Kweita Bridge along Gwagwalada-Lokoja Road.
Kazeem added: As a result of the construction work on the Kweita Bridge, the road will be diverted from Piri, immediately after Yangoji on Gwagwalada to Lokoja road.
“Motorists are by this notice advised to be aware of this development and drive carefully when approaching Piri to avoid colliding into erected traffic barriers.”
Kazeem further disclosed that FRSC ambulance will be stationed at the appropriate point of the diversions to direct traffic to Lokoja-Gwagwalada Road, while patrol vehicles would be at Kweita to return traffic to normal routes to ensure free passage along the roads.
He added that the construction exercise has led to the mobilisation of construction materials and erection of traffic barriers, which could narrow the carriageways and even cause occasional diversion of traffic, hence FRSC advises alternative routes to be explored by motorists within the construction period if possible.
“In the interim, the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has directed the intensification of traffic control along the affected routes for easy passage and free flow of traffic,” he stated.
Kazeem further stated that the Corps Marshal advised the motoring public to imbibe safe motoring culture and bear with any inconveniences that might come with the temporary diversions and cooperate fully with the FRSC patrol teams that would be strategically deployed to control the diverted traffic through out the period of the construction work.
“Motorists are further advised to preplan their trips and allow for extra travel time while being reminded that the maximum speed limit allowed by law at construction zones is 50km/hour,” the statement added.