Integrity Test On Kara Bridge: FRSC Issues Advisory To Motorists On Imminent Diversion And Safety Precaution


By Cyber Era Correspondent

Road safety regulator in Nigeria, the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC)  has notified the motoring public, particularly those plying the Lagos-Ibadan expressway,  that pursuant to the recent fire incidence that involved multiple articulated vehicles on Kara Bridge, the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing will be carrying out an integrity test on the bridge as part of safety engineering measures to ascertain the extent of the damage on the road and effect the requisite repairs.

In a statement by the Corps Public Education Officer, ACM Bisi Kazeem,  the test operation which would necessitate the narrowing of the Ibadan bound carriageway to 2 lanes only would be carried out between Saturday June 27, 2020 and Sunday June 28, 2020 on the Ibadan bound carriageway and  as such, there would be an imminent diversion of traffic on the bridge to allow for smooth conduct of the test.

Consequently, according to ACM Kazeem,  the Corps Marshal,  FRSC,  Dr Boboye  Oyeyemi  had advised the motoring public to exercise caution at the diversion points, maintain common sense speed limit, and be lane disciplined while using the available portion of the road as the test operation would not require the total closure of the bridge.

However, Kazeem also stated that alternative routes could be explored so as to ease off the burden on the motorable portion on the bridge as he called on motorists to take advantage of the available routes to decongest traffic around the bridge.

The alternative routes are; Ikorodu Road to Itokin – Ijebu-Ode to Iperu or Sagamu interchange. Also, those driving on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway will now go through Sango Ota – Itori inward Abeokuta to Sagamu interchange. While vehicles heading to Ibadan on Lekki – Ajah to Ibeju Lekki to Epe – Ijebu-Ode are to pass through Sagamu interchange. Those driving on Ikorodu Roundabout inward Sabo roundabout to link Ikorodu- Sagamu Road.

Motorists are advised to call the FRSC toll free numbers 122 or the National Traffic Radio lines; 08052998090, 09067000015, 08052998012 for help and emergency response if necessary.

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