By Tina Oki
Delta State Commissioner for Works, (Urban and Highways), Mr Noel Omodon said that the construction of the Koka Interchange is a deliberate plan by the state government to redirect traffic in a way to avoid vehicular gridlocks daily experienced at the Koka junction.
The works commissioner made the clarification today in his office in an interview, even as he urged the contracting firm handling the project to erect sign post to allay fears that the project is a federal government’s.
According to Mr Omodon, vehicles from Benin end to Onitsha and those from Onitsha end would use the flyover while those from Ibusa and Asaba, will go through the interchange to ensure a seamless flow of traffic.
The commissioner explained further that alternate routes are at advanced stage of completion around the interchange to ensure free flow of traffic when pilling of the flyover commences.
He further stated that apart from improving the aesthetics view of Asaba, there will also be new economic development in the area.
He disclosed that his office was holding discussions with Delta State Transport Management Agency (DESTMA) and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to deploy officers to the project site to direct and ensure free flow of vehicular movements.