Traffic Resurfaces after Bout of Fuel Scarcity

Gridlock on Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos, Nigeria. The bridge is considered among the top ten longest bridges in Africa. Photo/

Lagos Traffic I hail you sir,

CMS to Ikeja only four hours,

None can fathom how you perfected this art (Nigerian poet)

Traffic has resurfaced on Lagos roads again. After the bout of fuel scarcity, respite has come and commuters now are able to go to their lawful businesses without agitation for fuel.

While the fuel crisis persisted, people were held in traffic most especially in places where fuel was being sold. This made it difficult to purchase and get a commensurate value for it.

Many people who usually drive to work abandoned their vehicles at home, hopping from one bus to another.

As fuel has become available traffic has started building up on the major highways in and out of the Island early in the morning, which is a peak period and in the evening as well. The Third Mainland Bridge is about 11.8 km but it could take up to 2 hours before descending the bridge.

The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) introduced by the administration of Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN has been improved upon by the incumbent Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. However, the influx of vehicles has always caused gridlock on the highway.