FCDA closes roads for construction work

THE Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) has announced that some roads in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) will be shut during the weekend due to ongoing construction along the routes.

Roads to be closed, according to a message released by the FCDA via Twitter on Friday, April 21, include the Nnamdi Expressway carriageway and the Area 1 roundabout.

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“The Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) wishes to inform the general public that on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd, April 2023, from 7.00a.m to 6.00p.m. some portion of the main carriageways and service lanes of Ring Road 1, popularly known as the Nnamdi Azikiwe expressway and the Area 1 roundabout will be closed to traffic coming from the Airport to road to Area 1, vice-versa to enable ongoing works on the construction on the interchange to continue,” the message stated.



    The FCDA noted that the closure of vehicular movement was to guarantee motorists’ safety along the road during the period, and relevant security agencies had been notified of the development.

    “The motoring public is, therefore advised to follow the alternative routes provided by the contractor. Please note that the FCT VIO, the Police and the FRSC have been informed of the arrangement to provide traffic control during the period at both the roundabout and associated ramps,” the FCDA announced.

    While expressing regrets over possible inconvenience the closure might cause residents, the FCDA urged motorists to comply with the directives and obey traffic rules during the period.

    In December 2022, the FCDA made a similar announcement, shutting down the same route due to the construction of a flyover bridge linking the Wuye and Wuse areas of the city.

    Ijeoma Opara is a journalist with The ICIR. Reach her via [email protected] or @ije_le on Twitter.

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