The reconstruction of the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway will begin in two weeks, Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode said yesterday.

At the Third Quarterly Town Hall Meeting at Iberekodo, Ibeju-Lekki, Ambode said the road had been in a bad state for too long.

He noted that traffic has improved in the axis in the last one week compared to what it was some few weeks ago.

According to him, the gridlock has become perennial, and going and coming is pathetic.

He said, however, that the challenge is to give a permanent solution and in that reason, the President (Muhammadu Buhari) has directed the Vice President (Yemi Osinbajo) to visit Lagos and provide permanent solution.

Ambode asked that ports in other states be revived to resolve the perennial traffic congestion in Apapa.

Beyond reviving other ports, tankers queuing up to lift petroleum products from tank farms in Apapa is also a major issue causing gridlock and damaging road infrastructure there.

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