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Did You Know That The 127.6-km-long Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Is The Busiest Highway In Nigeria?

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Did You Know That The 127.6-km-long Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Is The Busiest Highway In Nigeria? - autojosh

Did you know that the 127.6-km-long Lagos–Ibadan expressway is the busiest highway in Nigeria?

The Lagos–Ibadan expressway connects Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State and Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city.

The expressway, a major route to the northern, southern and eastern parts of Nigeria, is the oldest in Nigeria.

It can handle more than 250,000 Passenger Car Unit (PCUs) daily. 





The Lagos–Ibadan Expressway constitutes one of the largest road networks in Africa.

The 127.6-km-long expressway is part of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) projects.

Did You Know That The 127.6-km-long Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Is The Busiest Highway In Nigeria? - autojosh

The Lagos–Ibadan Expressway is a 127.6-kilometre-long (79.3 mi) expressway connecting Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State and Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city.

The expressway, a major route to the northern, southern and eastern parts of Nigeria, is the oldest in Nigeria. It was commissioned in August 1978 during the Military era, under the administration of Major-General Olusegun Obasanjo.

According to the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA), the expressway, which handles more than 250,000 Passenger Car Unit (PCUs) daily, is the busiest highway in Nigeria.

The Lagos–Ibadan Expressway constitutes one of the largest road networks in Africa, and it is part of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) projects.





To help reduce the travel time of hundreds of thousands of commuters and international air passengers, the reconstruction of the expressway was flagged off in July 2013 by ex-president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

The contract was awarded to Julius Berger Nigeria and Reynolds Construction Company Limited at a sum of 167 billion Naira, equivalent to $838,986,290.





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