DATE: Monday 13 January , 2020
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WEATHER CONDITION : Cool with slight harmattan haze
FUEL SITUATION: Normal
SECURITY SITUATIONS: There is no threat to patrol operatives and equipment.
Slight obstructions are noticed within the construction areas inward the sections of the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway especially around Ibafo, Magboro and Punch ,due largely to high vehicular influx going into Lagos .
The planned commencement of the rehabilitation works around the Ogun River (KARA) Bridge section of the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway where the construction company Julius Berger Nigeria PLC had made some traffic diversions, which was expected to commence today Monday 13 January,2020 has been shifted to tommorow Tuesday 14 January 2020, in view of the usually high vehicular influx on Mondays.
Apart from the above scenario , traffic on other road corridors in Ogun State, though heavy ,are moving freely , “including the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway; Sagamu – Ìjẹ̀bú-Òde; Sagamu – Mosinmi – Ikorodu; Abeokuta – Ibadan; Abeokuta – Ọ̀tà-Lagos and Ota – Idiroko international corridors. All the corridors have free and moving traffic, except around the aforementioned construction areas.
Ogun State road Corridors are also safe as at time of reporting.
Traffic Update Lagos/Ibadan expressway
ROAD TRAFFIC CRASHES :
Two road traffic crashes were recorded yesterday, Sunday 12 January, 2020 across Ogun State .
Incident occured along the Sagamu – Ijebu Ode Expressway around the Remo Majesty Hotel , Sagamu at about 0900hrs.
The people Involved totaled 25 made up of 15 Male Adults,and 10 Female Adults.
There were neither deaths not injuries sustained from the multiple crash, which involved four vehicles as follows GGE266CZ, a black coloured
Toyota Camry. The second vehicle has the Registration number KTG218XA, a white coloured DAF TRUCK
Vehicle number three is a white coloured TOYOTA HIACE BUS with registration number SAP789XA
The fourth vehicle has registration number KSF47EV, a gold coloured TOYOTA SIENNA BUS
The Suspected causes of the multiple crash was excessive speed which led to loss of control
The second crash occured along the Ota – Idiroko international corridor adjacent to the Old toll gate at Ota.
The incident occured at about 2135hrs
A total of 08 people were involved all Male Adults.
The multiple crash involved 04 vehicles as follows
Black coloured Nissan Primera car with registration number BDG718FV. The second vehicle is a blue coloured M/Benz TRUCK with registration number XC839LRN.
The third vehicle is a yellow coloured TVS napeb TRICYCLE with registration number AAA198QF.
The fourth vehicle is a red coloured DAF TRUCK with registration number PKM330XA. The suspected cause of the crash was mechanical deficiency from brake failure.
No body was killed or injured from the crash.
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Motorists should drive cautiously, and obey extant traffic rules and regulations, and particularly resist the temptation of driving against traffic for whatever reason, due to the dangers inherent in such unwholesome practice .
They should also plan their journies to accommodate additional travel time required to navigate around areas where lanes have narrowed due to the construction activities of the two major construction companies , Reynolds Construction Company (RCC) and Julius Berger Nigeria PLC (JBN), who have resumed the rehabilitation of the Benin – Ore – Ijebu Ode- Sagamu and the Lagos – Ibadan Expressways. This is in addition to the rehabilitation activities of the Ogun State Public Works Agency (OGPWA) in roads rehabilitation across Ogun State.
Motorists should note the information from JBN that the repair works on the other sections around the Ogun River (Kara) Bridge, along the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway is expected to be rehabilitated between 13 January to 29 February, 2020.
The FRSC Ogun State Sector Commander, Clement Oladele
has accordingly admonished motorists to drive with utmost caution especially around construction zones .
The Sector Commander, enjoined Motorists to note that the areas where diversions were removed on the Lagos – Ibadan and the Sagamu- Ijebu Ode – Ore – Benin Expressways are still construction zones and they should therefore maintain the stipulated 50 km per hour maximum speed limit as well as refrain from overtaking till they are clearly out of construction zone, as violators are liable to prosecution.
Motorists are to note too the need to drive cautiously as repair works are ongoing by RCC on the Sagamu Interchange Bridge, partly burnt by the 25 December 2019 twin – tankers crash. Motorists should obey the FRSC Marshals controlling the flow of traffic in addition to the road signs erected to guide motorisation.
EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER:
To report a road traffic crash or road obstruction, please call the FRSC Toll Free Number 122.
Additional information about this Special Patrol Operation is available on www.frsc.gov.ng and www.facebook.com/frscnigeria, as well as the twiter handle
Also it is available if tuned to the National Traffic Radio 107.1FM Abuja, which can be streamed online.
Listeners can download the radio’s App from the google play store or listen directly through the FRSC’s website with the URL www.frsc.gov.ng
Route Commander Florence Okpe FRSC Public Education Officer , Ogun State Command
For: Sector Commander FRSC Ogun State Command.