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FRSC Says Second Niger Bridge Is Set To Be Opened For Use

The Federal Road Safety Corps says the Second Niger Bridge is set to be opened for use and will only be opened to motorists and other road users coming from the West to the South-East through Asaba, Delta State.

The corps also announced that heavy-duty trucks and trailers would be restricted from plying the bridge within the one-month period it would be opened to traffic.

This was made known to members of the public in a press statement by the Anambra State Sector Commander, FRSC, Adeoye Irelewuyi, on Friday.

Irelewuyi said the directive followed the announcement of the temporary opening of the bridge from December 15, 2022, to January 15, 2023, by the Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola.

He said the bridge would be opened only to motorists and other road users coming from the South-West to the East through Asaba, Delta State from December 15 to January 1, 2023, while only vehicles coming from the South-East to the South-West would be allowed to ply the bridge from January 2 to 15, 2023.

Irelewuyi urged the motoring public to co-operate with traffic managers to ensure the free flow of traffic during the period.

The statement read, “FRSC Anambra is collaborating with relevant agencies to ensure that the gridlock usually experienced at the bridge around this time of the year is completely eradicated.

“We also appeal to road users to avoid over-speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.”

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