According to PmNews Sanity is gradually returning to the Apapa axis of the Mile 2-Apapa expressway which has been reeling under heavy traffic gridlock caused by the bad state of the road and oil tankers parked on both sides of the expressway.
Following yesterday’s visit to the area by Governor Babatunde Fashola, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA and Taskforce on Environment and Special Offences (Enforcement Unit) have moved in to control traffic in the area.
Fashola, who spoke after inspecting the level of traffic on Apapa-Oshodi Expressway and the ports, said on Sunday that the state would work with all stakeholders to ensure that normalcy returned to the Apapa Central Business District, CBD.
When our reporter visited the area this morning, the road was relatively free unlike before and the users attributed it to the presence of traffic officers who started work at the weekend.
At the Mile 2 axis, the road was free unlike before and this has reduced the cost of public transportation from N200 to N100 from Mile 2 to Apapa.
Policemen were around at Berger axis to control traffic. However, from Sunrise to Coconut area, there was still traffic gridlock as motorists had to divert through Ajegunle area to get to Apapa.
Governor Fashola accused the Federal Government of destroying Apapa, expressing dismay at the traffic gridlock which has crippled commercial activities in the area. Fashola called on the Federal Government to live up to its responsibility by restoring the infrastructure damaged in the area by oil tankers.
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