The Director of Highway Construction and Rehabilitation, Funsho Adebiyi says the constant presence of articulated trucks parking indiscriminately on the Ogere section of the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan Expressway project is damaging new construction work on the highway.
The director said this while inspecting the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan Expressway rehabilitation and reconstruction project on Saturday.
“You see trailers in their hundreds park on the road shoulders we are just repairing,” he said.
“Some of them are not parked empty they are carrying as much as 900 bags of cement and they are abandoned there on the road shoulder.”
Adebiyi said the federal government would reconvene meeting with Lagos, Ogun and Oyo state governments, truck drivers and owners and traffic regulatory agencies, on how to tackle the problem.
He said apart from the dead weight of the parked trucks which causes quick road degeneration, the vehicles are usually repaired on the road, thereby spilling petroleum products on the highway.