The Executive Governor of Ogun State, His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun has called on motorists, and residents of towns along the Sagamu-Interchange-Abeokuta Expressway to exercise caution as they use the road as well as other numerous roads undergoing construction by his Administration.
The Governor, in his personal message, pleaded with the road users to understand that it was an inevitable choice for engineers on the construction sites to close one of the dualised lanes, so that they may continue works on the lane while vehicles use the other.
This mode of operation, he stated, directly means that vehicles are not allowed to park on the open lane, as this would generally cause traffic gridlock and pose a risk of collision.
Also, the Governor advised motorists on the open lane not to overtake one another, as this is impracticable in a space being managed by vehicles in two opposite directions.
He further urged that as they drive, the motoring public should drive carefully and slowly when around construction vehicles and equipment, even as they continue to obey instructions on speeding and diversions.
“That engineers are working on the closed lane does not preclude the need to obey instructions on speeding, diversions, and careful driving around construction vehicles and equipment.”
Governor Abiodun restated the determination of his Administration to deliver the Sagamu-Interchange-Abeokuta Road in target time and the best condition. He pledged that his Administration will continue to prioritise road infrastructure, in the best interest of the people.