…as Lekki-Epe corridor roundabouts remodelled to boost traffic
According to Sanwo-Olu, the state government can no longer condone recklessness around the port environment.
The governor said his administration would adopt the name and shame approach to bring any saboteurs of the new system before the court of public opinion.
“Those who say the solution we are bringing to Apapa will not work will answer to the citizens of Nigeria and Lagos State,” Sanwo-Olu said.
The governor equally appealled to SIFAX, Dangote, Flour Mills, Tunde Folawiyo Oil and other major players within Apapa to collaborate with the government in solving the gridlock in Apapa.
“We gave a commitment and said, we’ll do everything possible to solve the gridlock problem of Apapa” said Sanwo-Olu, adding that the intervention took longer because the government needed to collaborate with all the stakeholders in the Apapa corridor.
According to him, what is currently happening in Apapa is the beginning of the lasting solution his administration is bringing to the area.
Frederic Oladeinde, the state commissioner for transport, said the remodelling of the roundabouts was symbolic and demonstrated Lagos’ commitment to ensuring efficient traffic management and transportation; which according to him, is the first pillar of the THEMES development agenda of the current administration.
Oladeinde further stated that the projects were a testimonial to Sanwo-Olu’s belief, trust, and confidence in the ministry as a government agency, saddled with the responsibility of driving the ongoing reforms in the transport sector.
“Most of the existing roundabouts/junctions were prepared mainly for manual traffic control system; which in reality, could not meet the 21st century technology driven traffic control system needed in an emerging Smart City with fast growing population like ours,” said Oladeinde.
According to the commissioner, six major junction/roundabout improvement projects have been successfully completed, with three already delivered for public use. These include Allen Avenue Roundabout, Maryland Junction and Ikotun Roundabout.