24 September 2020 By Remi Johnson.
The Federal Capital Development Authority, FCDA, says plans have been concluded to mobilise contractors back to site for continuation of the Dutse-Bwari road construction work to ease movement in the area.
Executive Secretary, FCDA, Umar Gambo Jubrin, gave this assurance in Abuja, when he led some top management staff to assess level of damage on the Dutse-Bwari road as a result of the heavy rainfalls.
Dutse road links Bwari and other adjoining roads to Kubwa .
Before now, the road usually witness traffic gridlock because it is narrow and trading activities along the road corridors.
This narrative however changed, when the FCT Administration last year, intervened by placing a ban on trading along the road corridors and kicked off its dualization.
The Executive Secretary, FCDA, Umar Gambo Jubrin who described the project” as a work in progress” explained that the project involving full dualization of the roads were not abandoned as speculated by some residents; but suffered some setbacks due to heavy rainfalls and other challenges.
His words:”We are…assessing the level at which the rain has impacted on the road. Now that…the rain is subsiding, the contractor has to come back and do this work in a very short time. The project is not abandoned. Everything is on course, the contractor is on-ground”.Jubrin said.
Responding to questions on the time frame of the project, Jubrin who noted that the road still required drainages and other complimentary works however assured residents that contractors would be mobilised to site in three weeks, to make the road more accessible within the next two months.
” When we say completion, we are talking of the totality of what needs to be done here we have some drainage work to be done…But the one that will checj the traffic movement is something that can be done in the next two months”.
Some Dutse residents who spoke on the deplorable condition of the road, appealed to FCT Administration to expedite action in executing the project.
With the assurance given by the Executive Secretary, FCDA, Umar Gambo Jubrin, it is expected that the Dutse-Bwari road would wear a new look before the end of December, this year.