Abuja-Keffi traffic jam will soon be history – FCT minister

By Post Nigeria February 16, 2015 11:51

Abuja-Keffi traffic jam will soon be history – FCT minister

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Senator Bala Mohammed has announced that the on-going construction of the Karshi Ara-Apo road has been intensified and will soon be completed.

This is contained in a statement by Mr. Mohammad Sule, the Chief Press Secretary to the Minister.

The statement reads in part: “In order to tackle the traffic congestion along the Abuja-Keffi road at Nyanya, the FCT Administration has intensified work on the on-going construction of the Karshi-Ara-Apo road project,

“This will serve as an alternative to the motorists moving towards the North-East axis of the country.

“The administration is concerned about the plight of the residents of FCT plying that route.

“That is why serious attention has been given to on-going construction work of this very important segment road,” Mohammed said.

The Minister stated that President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration was a responsive Government that was doing everything possible to make the traffic problem along that route history.

The statement also disclosed that construction work on the Karshi–Apo road was already 65 per cent complete, while the Karshi–Ara axis was 25 per cent complete.

“The total length of the Karshi-Apo axis of the road is 13.2 km and the entire distance has been cleared with all the culverts completed,

“Also, 9.0 km formation of the road has already been achieved, with 5.0 km of sub-base,

“The FCT Administration has conveniently achieved the laying of stone base as well as asphalt on this road, reaching 4.2 km and 3.0 km respectively,” it stated.