As promised by the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, the FCT Administration has completed and opened the entire Murtala Muhammed Expressway (Kubwa Road) to the motoring public.
The Minister had pledged last month that his Administration is embarking on massive completion of some critical roads within the Federal Capital City with specific promise to complete the 10-Lanes Kubwa road and Airport Road by December 2016 and first quarter of 2017 respectively.
The completion of the 4no. multi-billion-naira Kubwa Road Railway overhead bridge is today history as motorists have started plying the road since last Saturday.
Some journalists who were led to assess the job completion spoke to some stakeholders including the FCT Director of Engineering Services Department, Motorists as well as other road users.
In his remarks, the FCT Director of Engineering Services Department, Engineer Adamu Alfa Abu said that the Kubwa road is today completed and opened to the public in fulfillment of the promise made by the FCT Minister, which has gone a long way in knocking off traffic congestion.
The Director revealed that the FCT Administration has discharged all its obligations by making all outstanding payments to the contractors for the executed and certified work done which has enabled the contractor to return to site and complete the job.
According to him, minor works like the installation of streetlights on the bridges as well as the provision of access road to the Red Bricks Estate due to the elevation of the bridges would soon be completed.
Some of the drivers and motorists that spoke to journalists commended the FCT Administration for keeping to it’s promise of completing the overhead bridges and bringing succor to the motorists as the knotty traffic logjam often experienced on that axis of the road has since disappeared.
One of the Taxi Drivers said their travel time has not only reduced but fuel being wasted in traffic bottlenecks has also reduced thereby increasing their profit.
However, other road users at that portion of the road are lamenting that the freed traffic has taken away their businesses and therefore called on the government to do something because they also suffering now as nobody stops to buy their wares again.
Muhammad Hazat Sule, FCAI
Deputy Director / Chief Press Secretary,
Wednesday, December 14, 2016.