Port Users to Face Hard Times As Lagos Government Shuts Mile2-Tin Can Expressway

The Lagos State Government has urged motorists to steer clear of Mile-2 to Tin Can Island Port, along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway as a result of repair works on the bad portion of the road.

The Apapa gridlock has been worsened by the deplorable state of the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, which has made movement of vehicles practically impossible.

The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, Dr. Taiwo Salaam, said in a statement on Monday morning that the road will be shut for repairs for 48 hours.

Salaam stated that the closure is being effected to allow construction company speed up the palliative repair works on the corridor due to incessant and avoidable accidents experienced by motorists.

Port users who spoke with DAILY TREND in Lagos yesterday lamented that the state government should have allowed statusquo to remain on the road as the ongoing rehabilitation was progressing despite movement of the trucks

A truck driver, Chinedu Collins told our correspondent that truckers who are already queuing up on the access road before the quit order might have a problem getting out of the road.

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