Delta State and Anambra State Governments have set up a joint task force to control vehicular movement during the yuletide season.
According to a statement signed by the Secretary of State to Delta State Government, Patrick Ukah, the measure is being taken to avoid heavy grid locks and enhance easy flow of traffic.
It is further started that the second Niger Bridge would be temporarily opened up for use, by light vehicles only from the 15th of December 2022 to 15th of January 2023.
Read the full statement below:
“It is hereby announced for the information of the general public especially road users that Delta State Government and Anambra state Government have set up a joint task force to control vehicular movement within the stretch of the Benin-Asaba-Onitsha expressway that runs from Asaba International Airport to the Niger Bridge head during this yuletide season.
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This measure is being taken in order to avoid heavy grid locks and enhance easy flow of traffic. To this effect, check points would be located away from the bridge head, while U-turn points will be minimized .
As a complimentary measure, the Second Niger Bridge would be temporarily opened up for use, by light vehicles only from the 15th December, 2022 to 15th January, 2023 to further ease vehicular movement between Delta State and Anambra State.
All heavy duty vehicles should continue to use the old Niger Bridge until further notice. Government charges road users, transporters, and transport managers to obey traffic rules and regulations so as to avoid traffic jams, accidents and loss of travel time.”