In line with Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri’s urban renewal strategy, the 33-year-old iconic police roundabout structure is being removed to provide for the construction of a fly-over and grade interchange.
The governor had in August, 2020 flagged off the construction of two flyovers at the Total junction and police roundabout and a great interchange to create easy accessible roads motorists in the state.
The project which started at the Total junction has since reached an appreciable stage.
The popular police roundabout build in the heart of the capital city, arguably known as the largest in West Africa with five major road channels has been demolished Monday, to pave way for the construction of a flyover and a great interchange.
Vincent Mamman is a newspaper vendor. He has been operating at the roundabout for over twenty years now.
Nwato is excited about the new plan and remains confident that the project will beautify the state and create free flow of traffic.
” I have been selling newspaper at the police roundabout for over twenty years now and I must tell you that I’m happy with what is happening now.
” During Gongola there was no roundabout here, the government can e and built it and we were happy, now another government wants to built a flyover, me I’m very happy with it”, Mamman said.
Other residents and business owners who spoke to News Line had mixed feelings on the demolition of the old structure which had been an iconic landmark in the heart of the capital city.
Contracting company for the project, Messes TRIACTA Nig. Ltd has been charged, and is ready to deliver within the 10 months time frame of completion, while that of the Total junction is expected to be completed in 8 months.