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Enugu Collapsed Bridge: Govt Gives Date To Reopen One Lane For Traffic



File Photo: Enugu State Governor, Dr Peter Mbah, during a visit to the scene of the collapsed bridge

The Enugu State Government says it will reopen one lane of the Enugu- Port Harcourt expressway bridge for use by December 24 in order to decongest the roads in the state metropolis which have been experiencing gridlocks in recent times, caused by the collapsed bridge.

This was part of the discussions during the state executive council meeting presided over by Governor Peter Mbah, and made known to newsmen at the government house Enugu by the commissioner for works and infrastructure, Engr Gerald Otiji.

Shortly after the bridge collapsed, governor Mbah’s administration took a bold step to ensure that it was reconstructed without delays to avoid much damage on the roads in the metropolis.


Speaking on the causes of the delays in the road reconstruction and filling of portholes in the state metropolis, Engr Otiji called on Enugu people to be patient with the government, assuring that the roads will be completed before the stipulated time.

The commissioner noted that plans are underway for the establishment of a traffic management team across the 17 local government areas to help control the traffic in those areas

While cautioning motorists to watch their speedometer when plying the roads, Engr Otiji said the state government is also constructing other junctions and strategic exit routes as the governor has directed that there should be no traffic congestion on both the federal and state roads.

He said the state has begun the reconstruction of the road from Ekochin to Ngwo, noting that contractors at the 9th Miles can only do their job at night to avoid delays of vehicular movement.

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