FG announces date for opening of Second Niger Bridge

Ahead of 2022 yuletide season, the Federal Government has announced a date for the opening of the Second Niger Bridge.

The Federal Controller of Works in Delta, Mr Jimoh Olawale, on Wednesday said the new Second Niger Bridge will be opened to traffic on December 15.
He however, said that the bridge would be opened for only 30 days.

According to him, the Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola, ordered the opening of the bridge, which is 95 percent completion stage, to ease traffic during the Yuletide.
“As we know, during the Christmas celebration, commuters suffer hardship accessing the old Niger Bridge due to traffic jam but with this arrangement, traffic congestion on Asaba-Benin Expressway will ease.

“We have notified the state government on this arrangement and we are working with the Federal Roads Safety Corps to ensure a hitch free vehicular movement.
“Motorist going towards Owerri direction would divert through the access road near the old Niger Bridge to the new bridge,” the controller added.

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