- Abraka, Obiaruku, Agbor road in total collapse
Major cities and towns in Delta State along the Eku-Abraka-Obiaruku-Agbor expressway have become almost impassable with vehicle owners groaning over the deplorable state of the road.
Our correspondent who traveled through the road at the weekend observed that many communities along the stretch covering Ethiope East, Ukwuani and Ika South Local Government Areas are almost cut-off from the rest part of the state.
Abraka, the commercial nerve centre of Ethiope East and the host to Delta State University main campuses is very difficult to access as a result of the extremely bad spots; leading to daily chaotic traffic jams particularly around the Abraka-Orogun road junction.
At Obiaruku, petroleum tankers are constantly trapped in deep holes on the road causing serious traffic jams which portend grave danger – especially with the trucks loaded with petroleum products.
RealTime24 gathered that trucks conveying food items from the northern part of the country are no longer accessing Delta State through the road.
The communities in the stretch and other road users lamented the bad state of the road, saying that if urgent repair work is not carried out, it will lead to food crisis in the state. They appealed to the state and the federal governments to urgently take steps to carry out repairs on the failed portions in order to ameliorate the sufferings of commuters and to avert the looming dangers.
Though the road is said to be a federal road which ought to be handled by the Federal Ministry of Works, Deltans are urging the state government to render palliative works on the failed portions.