The Bayelsa State Government wishes to inform residents and commuters within Yenagoa that the expansion project of the Etegwe/Edepie roundabout, which was scheduled to commence on Friday, June 26, 2020, will now commence on Thursday, July 2, 2020.
According to a press release signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, Dr. (Barr.) Johnson A. Dagana, he said 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, “So, in order to ease the pains of commuters, the government hereby advises vehicle owners, tricycle (keke) riders and trailer drivers to take note of the traffic diversion along and towards the following routes:
Trailers/Heavy Duty Vehicles
* Diversion routes for trailers going out of the Yenagoa metropolis are Bayelsa Palm Road and Opolo Roundabout on the expressway.
* These routes will link them to the New Julius Berger Site, which leads to Otuasega through Lamour Water Company.
* Again, they are to divert using the Imiringi Junction, which will take them to Otuasega Junction that will link them straight to Yenigwe junction on the Mbiama-Yenagoa Road.
* In the same vein, trailers/heavy duty vehicles coming from Port Harcourt are to make their diversions at the Yenigwe junction on the Mbiama-Yenagoa Road, which will link them to Opolo Roundabout or Bayelsa Palm and the Berger flyover.
* Vehicles and tricycles heading toward the Etegwe/Edepie roundabout along the Isaac Boro Expressway would divert at NIIT Road or Brass 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, the vehicles and tricycles head straight to divert at School Road, Tamic Road or Alamieyeseigha Dual Carriage Road in Opolo, if they wish to link the Isaac Boro Expressway.
* The government also informs residents and car owners on Brass Road and NIIT Road in Etegwe, Tinacious Road in Edepie and on the Opolo-Elebele Road 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 solicits the cooperation of residents of the state capital as well as visitors in its determination to give the state capital a befitting facelift.