Lagos–Ibadan Expressway

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Lagos–Ibadan Expressway
Route information
HistoryCompleted on August 1978
Major junctions
North endIbadan
South endLagos
Major citiesIbadan, Lagos
Highway system
Highways in Nigeria

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.[1] It is also the major route to the northern, southern and eastern parts of Nigeria.[2] The expressway is the oldest in Nigeria, commissioned in August 1978 during the Military era, under the administration of Major-General Olusegun Obasanjo, who resigned on October 1, 1979, before he was later elected on May 29, 1999.[3]

This expressway is the busiest inter-state route in Nigeria and handles more than 250,000 PCUs daily and constitutes one of the largest road networks in Africa.[4][5] It is part of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) projects, concerned with road improvement and connectivity between the States of Nigeria.[6]


The reconstruction of the expressway was flagged off in July 2013 by Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, the immediate past President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, to help reduce the travel time of hundreds of thousands of commuters and international air passengers.[7] 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.[8] Two sections of the expressway will be reconstructed and this includes Section I (Lagos to Sagamu Interchange) and section II (Sagamu Interchange to Ibadan).[9]

TELL building Berger
New garrage Berger
Billboard, Berger
Bill board, New garage
Rehabilitation of road

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  1. ^ "Day of Horror on Lagos–Ibadan Expressway". Vanguard News. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Lagos–Ibadan Expressway". Information Nigeria. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  3. ^ Adisa-Abuja, Taiwo. "Revealed: How OBJ Stopped Lagos–Ibadan Expressway Project". Archived from the original on 21 May 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Auto Crash Claims Seven, Injures 20 Others Along Lagos–Ibadan Expressway". DailyPost Nigeria. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Pains of Motorists on Lagos–Ibadan Expressway". This Day Live. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Lagos–Ibadan Expressway to Be Completed Before 2017". The Punch News. Retrieved 17 May 2015.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Jonathan flags-off reconstruction of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway". Retrieved 18 January 2020.
  8. ^ "Jonathan Flags-Off Reconstruction of Lagos–Ibadan Expressway". Premium Times Nigeria. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Nigeria: Reconstruction of Lagos–Ibadan Expressway Progressing Well". Construction Review Online. Retrieved 17 May 2015.