By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos
Plateau state government on Saturday directed the closure of vehicular traffic beginning Sunday around th let British American Junction to Lamingo Junction as it is begins construction of the Interchange Fly over .
A statement signed by Pam Bot-Mang, the
Honourable Commissioner of Works,
Plateau State and made available to newsmen in Jos reads that the general public may recall that it recently issued a Press Statement on the construction of a fly over at the British American Junction.
The statement reads in parts “In keeping to our promise to regularly give updates on the construction activities of the project, we therefore wish the general public to know that the surveys which included Geotechnical surveys, soil tests, load tests, etc. have been concluded and setting out/markings are being rounded up.”
“The construction work proper is set to commence and the contractor requires full control of the construction site with little or no obstruction and/or interference from vehicular/human traffic in line with safety protocols.”
It is in this light, that we are issuing this travel advisory for the general public to note.
The British America junction will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning Sunday, 30th January, 2022 till further notice to enable the contractors set out for the construction please.
The road closure will be at the Plateau State Water Board water treatment plant for the Dogon Karfe Axis; At the Guaranty Trust Bank U-turn for the Murtala Mohammed Way axis; And at Film Corporation junction for Liberty Boulevard axis.
The statement also reads that “By this development therefore, motorists are advised to find alternative routes to their destinations some of which include the following:
- Tudun Wada Ring road to Domkat Bali Road.
- Secretariat junction through Plateau Hospital Road.
- Plateau Hospital roundabout through D. B. Zang way.
- Abbattoir-Dogon Karfe through Plateau State Dental Hospital Road.
- Abbattoir-Dogon Karfe Roundabout through Hopehill Hospital to Ministry of Lands and Survey-ECWA Headquarters Road.
- Rayfield to Lamingo Road.
- Gold and Base through Shiaka to Liberty Boulevard Road.”
The same will apply for those leaving Jos township to Bukuru and beyond.
The government regrets all inconveniences that will emerge as a result of this development and urges understanding and cooperation of the citizens. The Rescue Administration once more calls on all the good and peace-loving people of Plateau State to collaborate with the government to be able to achieve this noble project that has been highly anticipated.