To ease traffic movement for commuters during the forthcoming Christmas and New Year seasons, the Federal Government has temporarily opened the entire Abuja-Kaduna-Kano road.
Until when the contractors are expected to be back from break after the festive period, all the two lanes of the road that has over 380 kilometres will be opened for commuters’ use between now and January.
Folorunso Esan, the Director, Highways and Rehabilitation in the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, made the disclosure while inspecting the three sections of the road project in Zaria.
He explained that from Abuja to Zaria, the whole road is cleared of barricades, stressing that there is no barrier from Abuja to Kano now.
The Director explained that the Abuja-Kaduna-Kano road is the major road in the entire North, saying that there should not be any kind of gridlock during the festive season as whatever is left of the work, the contractor will come back in January and continue.
He explained, “This is because the contractor will close for the end of the year holiday and leave the road for free flow of traffic.”