Road Rehabilitation: FCDA To Mobilise Contractors Back To Dutse/Bwari Road
The Federal Capital Development Authority, FCDA, says plans had been concluded to mobilise contractors back to site for the 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 on an inspection, to assess the level of damage done on the Dutse-Bwari road as a result of the recent incessant rainfalls.
The Dutse road stretch is a route linking Bwari and other adjoining roads to Kubwa .
Before now, the road usually witness perennial traffic gridlock due to it tightness and trading activities along the road corridors.
This narrative was somehow changed, when the FCT Administration last year, intervened by placing ban on trading along the Dutse- Bwari road corridors and kick started its dualization.
” 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.”
“We are…assessing the level at which the rain has impacted on the road. Now that…the rain is subsiding, the contractor had to come back and do this work in a very short time. The project is not abandoned. Everything is on cause, the contractor is on-ground”.Jubrin said.
Responding to questions on the completion time frame of the Dutse road, Engr 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 time, 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 works to be done…But the one that will satisfy 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, Mr Akin Adams and Sarah Michael appealed to FCT Administration to expedite action in executing the project.
,Mr Akin said “Am happy to see FCDA management on this Dutse- Bwari road. my appeal is that they do it fast as promised.”
“We know say money no dey because of COVID19. Abeg make FCDA try help us. We are suffering.” Sarah said.
With the assurance given by the Executive Secretary, FCDA, Engineer Umar Gambo Jubrin, it is expected that the Dutse-Bwari road stretch will wear a new look before the end of December, this year.