The end-of-year set for the completion of the reconstruction of Lagos-Ibadan expressway may be extended, an official of Ministry of Works has said.

Reconstruction project of the road commenced in 2013, to be completed in 2017, but it was later moved to end of 2018/early 2019 as a result of the increase in scope of work.

The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Adedamola Kuti, told journalists that the Federal Government did not envisage some of the activities currently going on along the road when it was awarded.

Reacting to complaints by motorists, Kuti said the rainy season had contributed to the difficulties experienced on the roads.

Kuti also spoke on the rumoured closure of the road, saying that there would only be diversion to enable the contractor to work faster.

Nigeria’s minister for Power, works and housing Babatunde Fashola had earlier said the additional work would cover flyover and pedestrian bridges as well as toll plazas for that section in order to accommodate the changing nature of the road.

About N64.108bn was approved by the government a few months ago for additional work on section one of the road being handled by Julius Berger.