Apapa-Oshodi gridlock: Lagos appeals for ‘understanding’, as motorists groan 

Apapa-Oshodi gridlock: Lagos appeals for ‘understanding’, as motorists groan 


Lagos State Government has appealed to motorists for calm and understanding over the present gridlock along Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, blaming it on the current road rehabilitation.

The situation worsened on Tuesday, as tankers and few articulated vehicles parked indiscriminately along the route.

As a result of the standstill situation, impatient motorists resorted to driving against the flow of traffic, otherwise known as one way driving.

Also, commuters alighted from the commercial buses held up in the chaotic traffic and trekked long distances to their various destinations.

Speaking on the development, chairman, Lagos State Special Traffic Management Committee and Special Assistant to the Lagos Governor on Transportation, Oluwatoyin Fayinka, appealed for calm and understanding, saying government was on top of the situation.

“There is road diversion at Mile-2, motorists are plying signal barracks turning to connect Otto-Wharf and continue their journey to Oshodi. Traffic is on the high side as a result of this.

“(There is) massive construction work on-going by the Hitech construction company. They are working on both sides of the service lane. Moreover, tankers from all over the states are coming to Lagos to load supply. This is more reason why tankers should also queue into this electronic call-up system, known as eto.

“Hitech promised to open the link towards ascending Mile-2 Oke bridge inward Oshodi to ease the traffic. However, our men will be repositioned to ease the traffic for motorist.

“We implore the motoring public to bear with us as we are doing everything to address the situation,” he said.

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