The Enugu State Government has announced that plans are underway to reopen one lane of the Enugu- Port Harcourt expressway collapsed bridge for use by December 24.
This was disclosed by Gerald Otiji, the Enugu State Commissioner for Works, in a press briefing with newsmen after the State Executive Council meeting held at the Government House, Enugu on Friday.
It would be recalled that earlier in November, Gov. Peter Mbah announced that the Federal Government would commence reconstruction work on the collapsed Enugu-Port-Harcourt Expressway bridge on November 10. The Federal Government heeded the call and reconstruction work on the collapsed Enugu-Port-Harcourt Expressway bridge kicked off on Friday, November 10.
The governor had announced that the palliative work on the collapsed bridge would begin on one lane of the bridge that was still standing to ensure it was ready for use within 10 days of November 10. The commissioner revealed that the reason why the Enugu State Government want to reopen one lane of the Enugu-Port-Harcourt Expressway bridge is to prevent trucks from driving through the state capital city.