FG Mobilizes Contractors To Repair Enugu-Onitsha, PH-Enugu Express Roads


FG Mobilizes Contractors To Repair Enugu-Onitsha and PH-Enugu Express Roads

Respite appears to be in sight for motorists and commuters who ply the Enugu-Onitsha and Enugu-Port Harcourt express roads.

This is as the Federal Government mobilizes contractors to return to sites to rehabilitate the roads that have been death traps for many years.

The Enugu-Onitsha expressway has been abandoned for over 10 years now.

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Over the years, there has been several calls by prominent citizens from the south-east, decrying the deplorable condition of these roads.

These ever-so-busy roads link people from the Northern states to the commercial city of Onitsha and the rest of the South-East.

Remedial works were done on a certain portion of one lane on the Enugu-Okigwe-Umuahia-Port Harcourt road before it was abandoned early this year.

However, contactors were seen recently mobilizing their equipment back to their sites at the 9th Mile end of the Enugu-Onitsha road.

On the Enugu-Port Harcourt express road, two contractors have mobilized to site.

FG Mobilizes Contractors To Repair South-East Roads

One of the contractors have commenced clearing the maiden from Awgu axis of Enugu down to Isiagu Junction and Abia State boundary which was overgrown by weeds.

Reports say the construction firm has secured and cleared a huge space after Mpu junction and is putting structures as camp for its workers and equipment.

It was gathered that the contractor is rehabilitating the Enugu to Abia State boundary axis of the road.

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At the Abia State portion, beginning from Lokpanta in Umunneochi council of area, another contractor, was seen on site.

The contractor was seen filling the dangerous potholes at the Lokpanta Cattle Market which had been a nightmare for the road users.

Also, the contractor has commenced tarring of the other lane from the Okigwe-Umuahia axis.

One lane of the road having been completed earlier beforethe company pulled out its men and equipment from site.