The Bayelsa State Government is to commence the expansion project of the Etegwe/Edepie roundabout on Friday, June 26, 2020 as part of the urban renewal programme of the Governor Douye Diri administration.
In a press release informing the residents and commuters within Yenagoa, the acting Chief Press Secretary to the Bayelsa State Governor Daniel Alabrah, that the state government is aware that the road construction and roundabout expansion project at the Etegwe/Edepie axis would result in traffic gridlock in that axis.
The statement read, “In order to ease the pains of commuters, the government hereby advises vehicle owners and tricycle (keke) riders to take note of the traffic diversion along and towards the following routes:
* Vehicles and tricycles heading toward the Etegwe/Edepie roundabout along the Isaac Boro Expressway would divert at NIIT Road to link Imiringi Road and connect the Yenagoa/Mbiama Road via Ruthmour Street and Tinacious Street at Edepie
* For vehicles and tricycles heading toward Yenagoa along the Yenagoa/Mbiama Road, there will be no entry at the Edepie/Etegwe roundabout. Instead, they head straight along the Yenagoa/Mbiama Road or divert at the Tamic Road in Okutukutu if they wish to link the Isaac Boro Expressway.
* The government also informs residents and car owners on NIIT Road in Etegwe and Tinacious Road in Edepie that parking of vehicles along those routes would not be permitted during the period of the construction work. Violators of this directive would have their cars impounded by the relevant organs of the state government.
* The government wishes to solicit the cooperation of residents as well as visitors in its determination to give the state capital a befitting facelift, the statement concluded.