By Jonathan Ugbal
The abandoned spaghetti flyover of the Cross River state government is currently causing a gridlock at the Odukpani junction axis of the Calabar – Itu – Ikot-Ekpene and Calabar – Ikom – Katsina-Ala highways.
The spot is the only intersection linking Calabar, the Cross River capital with Northern, Eastern and Southern Nigeria.
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3 In A Row! Gridlock at #odukpani junction axis of the Calabar – Ikom – Katsina-Ala and Calabar – Itu – Ikot-Ekpene Highways in Cross River State enters day 3. Motorists say it is occasioned by the abandoned #spaghetti #flyover project of @sirbenayade administration. #roadtrip #road #travel #travelgram #travelphotography
The Governor Ben Ayade’s administration had in 2017, announced the construction of a spaghetti flyover to ease traffic congestion.
But, work has been slow and abandoned for about one year with the excavations for the base of the piles narrowing the road with vehicles often breaking down at that point, thereby creating gridlocks on the very busy road.
The project has been a subject of criticism from many quarters especially on social media.
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And, travelers who spoke to our newsroom say the gridlock has not eased for days.
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