In anticipation of the commencement of Lekki Deep Sea Port operations which will impact traffic flow along the Lekki/Epe corridor, the Lagos State Government has met with transport stakeholders to discuss strategies to improve and manage traffic in the axis.
Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde said the move is imperative to avert the traffic challenges similar to the one experienced at Apapa Tin Can Port given the large number of trucks expected to ply the Lekki-Epe axis when the Lekki Deep Sea Port commences operations.
Oladeinde explained that the State Government is being proactive to ensure that trucks are properly managed through an effective Call Up System, hence the need for continuous review of strategies by the stakeholders’ forum.
Also speaking at the meeting, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Sola Giwa, said the State Government’s partnership with Trucks Transit Parks Ltd, an electronic truck call-up solution provider, worked effectively in managing the menace of trucks in Apapa Tin Can Port.
He said the same experience used to solve the Apapa gridlock will be replicated at the Lekki Epe axis when the area starts experiencing an influx of trucks as a result of port activities.
Messrs. Truck Transit Parks promised to replicate the e-call-up system already in use to manage truck movement at Apapa and Tincan Ports which has succeeded in bringing sanity to the area.
Stakeholders in attendance agreed to collaborate in ensuring that the proposed traffic management system work to the benefit of all.