In line with the executive order, aimed at ease of doing business, the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC has taken the bull by the horns to fulfill its roles of ensuring free flow of traffic on the Lagos Apapa Wharf road.
To this end, the commission is deploying 200 more of its personnel to the road from the marine bridge to the Nigerian Ports Authority,NPA as the construction of the road commences.
The road which is a commercial nerve centre leading into the ports had been in a bad condition for so many years with successive administration paying less attention to fixing it.
Motorists using the road spend hours trying to meander their way through that road to their offices due to potholes and heavy duty vehicles lining a part of the road.
During a tour of the road, the FRSC corps marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi said with the award of contract for the reconstruction of the road, sanity needs to be restored on the road during the period of the project through effective monitoring and direction of motorists using it.
He said,” what is required now is effective traffic management, we will deploy 200 personnel immediately to handle the traffic, the essence is to ensure free flow of traffic, it will be crawling but it will be moving.You know it is a major one, you can see the contractor has started work, the federal government is really serious about fixing this road, we appeal to motorists and the community to bear with us”.
The drains on the road are being cleared and port holes filled to contain floods to ease traffic congestion as palliatives before the commencement of the major road construction.
Worried about vehicles parked on the road from the Marine bridge to the Nigeria Ports Authority,NPA, the FRSC corps marshal said cranes and tow tracks would be deployed to the area to ensure the speedy removal of any broken down vehicles.
During a visit to the NPA, the General Manager, Western ports, Mr. Abiodun Gbadamasi assured that the NPA was making arrangements to secure a holding bay for the vehicles parked on the road.
Commissioner of police, western ports represented by the deputy commissioner of police in the ports, Adeyemi Gbola pledged the cooperation of the police force to ensure that traffic on the Apapa road was well managed.