Second Niger Bridge To Be Ready For Use By Christmas 2022 – Federal Government

Second Niger Bridge To Be Ready For Use By Christmas 2022 – Federal Government

The Federal Government has stated that the second Niger Bridge will be operational by Christmas this year.

Mr Seyi Martins, the Ag Controller of Works in Anambra, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Monday.

Martins stated that the first phase of the 1.6km Second Niger Bridge was 95 percent complete.

The Controller noted that, contrary to popular belief, the projects would be ready for use by travelers during the holiday season, rather than by 2024.

According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari administration is determined to ensure that travelers enjoyed stress-free motoring over the River Niger

He said motorists would not be subjected to gridlock experienced on the existing bridge during yuletide this year.

“The first phase of the project, which was the bridge itself, is substantially completed.

“The bridge project is 95 percent complete and it is expected to be ready by December 2022.

“The steel guard rails are complete, the roads are set for vehicle traffic; the toll plaza area is almost completed, and what is left is the installation of toll booth canopies,” he said.

The Controller said the bridge could be accessed from the interchange at Obosi on the Onitsha-Owerri road and that a road was being constructed to connect traffic on the Asaba-Benin expressway to it pending the completion of the second phase.

“The second phase of the project is yet to commence, but the government has deemed it fit that upon completion of the first phase it will be open to traffic.

“At the Onitsha end, there is an interchange at Obosi along the Onitsha – Owerri highway where you can access the bridge.

“On the Asaba end, there is a link road we are constructing to enable travelers to access the bridge from Benin-Onitsha road,” he said. (NAN)

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