The Lagos State Government has assured that all roads and bridges under construction in Apapa, Nigeria’s port city, will be completed by October.
Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosed this during an inspection tour of roads and bridges under construction in Apapa area of the State.
Sanwo-Olu visited the Costain bridge, Alaka bridge, Ijora bridge, Marine bridge, Liverpool, Lillypond and Mile 2, among others.
The governor said there was need to overhaul the entire Apapa road network to improve journey time in and out, adding that the traffic gridlocks experienced in the axis would be cleared once the projects were completed.
“We need to work in a methodological order and see how we redevelop the whole of Apapa.
“The construction going on is expensive because they are all concrete roads, we have Liverpool and Creek roads all completed. I understand that by October, all these network of roads will be opened up to traffic,” Sanwo-Olu said.
The governor also revealed that Lagos, in collaboration with the Nigerian Ports Authority, was building another port in Lekki, which would be ready in 2022 to ease the pressure on Apapa.
He said that the government was also in discussion with stakeholders and some private owners to create proper holding bay with call systems to get trucks out of the way and free the roads for easy movement.