The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has announced that contractors on major highways were set to resume work after the Christmas/New Year break.
He stressed that to ensure order, barricades will also be restored on the high ways.
Recall that in December, the government ordered the removal of blockades from key roads to aid the free flow of traffic during the festive period.
“Recall that barricades were removed at all construction sites on December 15,2022 for ease of movement to reduce travel time during the yuletide season.
“Contractors are now set to resume work on major highways especially the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway( from OPIC to the old toll gate ) and the Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Expressway (around Kawo on the Kaduna-Zaria Section).
“To this end the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN) has directed that construction barricades be returned at construction sites for safety purposes with effect from Tuesday, January 10,2023.
“The Second Niger Bridge will, however, remain closed for public use with effect from Sunday, January 15,2023 for continuation of work on the completion of the access roads to the bridge.
“ The minister seeks the patience and understanding of motorists and members of the public on this action aimed at completing the ongoing projects,” he said