Rivers State

Rivers Works Commissioner George-Kelly Declares Road Closure For 11th, 12th Flyovers

The Rivers State Commissioner for Works, Dr. Dax George-Kelly Alabo, FNIQS has informed visitors and residents the state, particularly motorists plying Ikwerre Road and NTA Road that there will be road closures around the axis of Rumuokwuta/Rumuola Junction, and Location Junction by Ada George, where the 11th and 12th flyovers are to be sited, as preparation for the commencement of their constructions reaches the final stage.

According to a statement issued on Saturday, August 6, by the Special Assistant (Media & Documentation) to the Honourable Commissioner for Works, Rivers State, the new development will last for the period of ten months, which is the stipulated duration of the construction work.

“Autoists are kindly advised to use alternative routes to be outlined below.

“Vehicles coming from NTA axis will pass through Farm Road to Ben Wosley along Ada George Road, or through Ohakwe Street.

“As for Rumuokwuta/Rumuola flyover project, traffic will be diverted to Psychiatric Road; those coming from Wimpy Junction will be diverted to Road 1 through Kala Police Station.

“Similarly, Orochiri/Worukwo (Waterlines) Flyover will be commissioned on Monday, 8 August, 2022; both ends of the flyover will be consequently closed on Saturday, 6 August, 2022 at 12 noon to enable us prepare for the commissioning ceremony.

“Vehicular movement from Garrison will be diverted through Oroworukwo; traffic from Hotel Presidential Junction will be diverted through GRA Junction. The flyover will be opened for use immediately after the ceremony on Monday.

“Ogbunabali-Eastern Bypass Road will be commissioned on Tuesday, 9 August, 2022. The ceremony will take place at Ogbunabali Junction. That axis will be temporarily closed and traffic diverted accordingly until after the ceremony.

“Furthermore, the dualization of Azikiwe-Iloabuchi Road will be flagged-off on Wednesday, 10 August, 2022. That road will be closed also and traffic diverted to neighbouring streets for the period of six months.

“The Hon. Commissioner for Works is appealing to the people of Rivers State to be understanding and patient with the state government, whilst these meaningful projects are flagged-off and commissioned in record time for traffic decongestion in the metropolis,” he further stated.