Ministry, FRSC, Multinational Collaborate on Sagamu-Benin Expressway

The Federal Ministry of Works is collaborating with a multinational construction company and the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, to check incessant road crashes and loss of lives along the Ososa Bridge axis of the Sagamu РBenin Expressway.

The tripartite agreement is aimed at providing palliative measures on the damaged section of the Bridges and ensuring effective control of traffic along the road corridor to end frequent cases of vehicles plunging into the river. 

Ogun State Sector Commander of the FRSC, Mr Ahmed Umar told newsmen that a joint team of stakeholders, including the Federal Comptroller of Works in the state, Mr Bakare Umar and a representative of the road contractors had also carried out an assessment of the three faulty bridges. 

The FRSC Sector Commander who explained that the move was sequel to a recent crash that claimed four lives on the road explained that the measure was to reduce the risks of motorists’ falling off the bridge into the river.

The sector commander who pointed out that traffic had been temporarily diverted to ensure seamless palliative exercise advised the road users to exercise caution while approaching the Ososa bridges, adding that the FRSC traffic control operatives from had been deployed to control traffic at the scene. 

Addressing the representatives of the Construction Company, the Federal Comptroller of Works, Mr Umar directed the contactors to begin immediate palliative works on the faulty bridges. 

He highlighted the temporary interventions to include placement of movable concrete barriers at the edge of the bridges to create a better motoring environment and prevent vehicles from a free fall into the river in the event of crashes.

Oluremi Olugbenro

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