Tin Can truck park nears completion

Here is cheering news for motorists usually caught up in the perennial gridlock on the Oshodi-Apapa expressway.

The trailers and tankers clogging the road will soon have their parking bay, according to the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos state, Mr Godwin Eke.

He said the construction of trailer park meant for 378 trucks at Tin Can Island Port has reached 80 per cent completion.

Eke told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on yesterday that other facilities which were part of the project, put the entire project completion to 80 per cent completion.

He said that a few truck stands had yet to be to be completed.

“The work is ongoing there; we have achieved more than 80 per cent completion. The trailer park as it is now, we only have a few truck stands for the place to be operational, but there are certain things that we need to put in place before we can open the trailer park.

“We need to fence it round for security reasons, we need to install gates so that all unwanted trucks cannot just enter and go out of the place. We also need to complete the access bridge so that trucks coming from Apapa quays can access the park when they are coming from Apapa.

“We have just 12 truck stands to go, if it is the truck park alone we have achieved more than 96 per cent. But there are some other ancillary facilities we need to put in place like fencing and gates and barriers.” 

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