…says the bridge would be opened only to motorists and other road users coming from the West to the East through Asaba
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Friday announced that heavy duty trucks and trailers would not be allowed to ply the second Niger Bridge within the one month period it would be opened to traffic.
The Sector Commander, FRSC, Adeoye Irelewuyi in a statement on Friday, said the directive followed announcement of temporary opening of the bridg from December 15, 2022 to January 15, 2023by the Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola
He said the bridge would be opened only to motorists and other road users coming from the West to the East through Asaba from December 15 through January 1, 2023, while only vehicles coming from the East to the West would be allowed to ply the bridge from January 2 to 15, 2023.
Irelewuyi urged the motoring public to corporate with traffic managers to ensure free flow of traffic during the period.
“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,” he added.