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The Anambra State government has finally announced that they have commenced intervention work on some of the failed portions of the old Enugu-Onitsha Expressway.
The failed spot, which had also constituted a nightmare for travellers, is situated at Amansea, Awka North Local Government Area and severally, some of the commuters have also been trapped on the spot, while many have had cause to spend the night in the area, especially during festive seasons.
The state government had also commenced some work on the area at the weekend, which spans about 350 meters of the road, at different locations along the same stretch of road.
An official of the Anambra Road Maintenance Agency, the agency responsible for the rehabilitation, Engineer Azuka Egwuatu had also noted that Governor Chukwuma Soludo had directed that the road be made motorable within the shortest possible time to alleviate the suffering of the road users.
Egwuatu said: “We’ll complete the work within four days since we have placed slumps and presently on a stone base, after which we will prime and asphalt.
“We have intervened on Amansea road, Ekwulobia roundabout, St Joseph Cathedral Ekwulobia axis, Limca road by peoples club, Awka road in Onitsha, Agulu Lake axis to mention a few.
“Currently, we’re moving in to start work on Nkpor-Umuoji road, all courtesy of Governor Soludo.”
In another report, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra State has offered an explanation of the measures it is deploying to reduce the spate of road accidents in the state.
The Sector Commander of the FRSC, Adeoye Irelewuyi, who spoke with reporters yesterday, disclosed that the command has been enforcing rules on speed limits in the state.
‘We have operational equipment that we use to enforce the rule on different categories of roads,’ he said.
Mr. Irelewuyi said the command was also organising sensitisation programmes for commercial drivers and other road users to ‘educate and change their attitudes to over speeding.’
Overspeeding has been identified as the major cause of road accidents in Anambra, according to him.