The Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing has reopened the remaining stretch of Leventis Bridge in Apapa.The outward bound stretch of the bridge was reopened after about eight months of rehabilitation.
The Federal Government had in December 2018 reopened one of the closed bridges in the area, the Ijora/Apapa Bridge, five months after it was closed down for repairs.
The Director of Highways, South West, Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Funsho Adebiyi, who declared it open, said it would decongest traffic into and out of Apapa.
He said that section of the bridge was shut for repairs after a fire incident caused by illegal occupants under the bridge, which he said weakened the slabs at the Leventis end.
Residents call for evacuation of trucks
Despite the reopening of the Leventis bridge, the situation seemed not to have abated as residents are complaining of the traffic situation caused by articulated vehicles stationed in different areas in the Apapa axis.
The residents association is now threatening to take legal action after the expiration of a 21-day ultimatum for all trucks to be cleared from the area.
Some residents who spoke to TVC News decried the traffic situation in the Apapa area.