FERMA commences rehabilitation works on Keffi--Abuja road
The Federal Road Maintenance Agency, FERMA, at the weekend commenced intensive rehabilitation works on the ever- busy Abuja-Keffi dual carriageway which has in recent weeks witnessed traffic gridlock due to failures in some portions of the road.
The areas currently being worked on includes the portion between the popular Sharp Corner at Mararaba to the Chris Park junction, the Building material area down to Checking Point and other critical areas of the road.
The FERMA team led by the Federal Road Maintenance Engineer in charge of the FCT, Engr. Ambrose Omame, have been working at night and weekends.
According to Omame, it would be thoughtless to carry out road rehabilitation works during day time, noting that such development will further compound the traffic gridlock in the area.
One of the major works done by FERMA was the desilting of the drainages which were totally blocked as a result of excessive dumping of refuse by residents of the area.
The waste evacuated from the drainage includes plastic bottles and bags as well as other non-existent bio-degradable items used for domestic purposes.
Our correspondent reports that at a stretch of less than 50 meters on the road median along the Mararaba Sharp Corner area alone, over four trucks load of household wastes were evacuated from the blocked drainage.