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Work Commences On Major South-East Roads

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The federal government on Tuesday mobilized contractors to commence the rehabilitation of the Enugu-Onitsha and Enugu-Port Harcourt express roads.

According to communist and motorist, the roads have been a danger zone after the construction was abandoned over 10 years ago.

Recently, it was reported that contractors were seen mobilizing their equipment back to their sites at the 9th Mile end of the Enugu-Onitsha road and on the Enugu-Port Harcourt highway.

On the Enugu-Port Harcourt road, two contractors have mobilized for work. 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.

It was also observed that the firm has secured and cleared a huge space after Mpu junction and putting structures as camp for its workers and equipment. The contractor, it was gathered, is rehabilitating the Enugu to Abia State boundary axis of the road.

At the Abia State portion, beginning from Lokpanta in Umunneochi council of area, another contractor, was seen on site filling the dangerous potholes at the Lokpanta Cattle Market which had been a nightmare for the road users.

The contractor has commenced tarring of the other lane from the Okigwe-Umuahia axis, having completed one lane earlier before it pulled out its men and equipment from site.

Recall that some eminent citizens from the south east, has railed about the awful condition of the road that links people from the Northern states to the commercial city of Onitsha to no avail.

Again, the Enugu-Port Harcourt express road has seen to the death of many citizens plying that route on daily basis.

Ekenna a commercial motorist who confirmed the incident said “We thank God that they have remembered the area again. If you know what we spend to maintain our vehicles, you have pity on us. Whatever amount you make goes back to the maintenance of the vehicle”.