Lagos Traffic: FG promises to complete Apapa Truck Park by May

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Traffic gridlock on Oshodi-Apapa expressway in Lagos.

The issue of the congestion and parking of Trucks in Apapa wharf area and environs has been on the front burner for some time due to the negative effect parking of trucks has on the nation’s economy.

With a focus to decongest the area and ensure proper parking for the trucks, the federal government conceived the idea of a truck park in 2012.

Sadly, the construction was stalled due to funding failures until the advent of the Muhammadu Buhari administration which has now essentially completed the park with only the shoreline protection for the park itself the only remaining issue which is expected to be resolved by May.

Controller of works in Lagos state, Adedamola Kuti said work is now over 40 percent on the shoreline protection and within a few weeks it will be completed.

He added that the initial delay in completing the works as earlier scheduled was due to the logistics of getting the needed materials through the bureaucracy within the ports.

The truck plaza, when completed, will house over 300 trucks and will help in decongesting the area of trucks who have turned the roads into a permanent parking space, Kuti said.

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