Motorists plying Okere Road, Warri now have cause to rejoice as the authority of the Nigerian Correction Centre (Nigerian Prisons) has reopened the opposite lane of Okere Road, Warri.
Both lanes were closed by the Nigerian Correctional Centre for security reasons, and the closure caused serious vehicular movements as Okere Road was a major link between the western and eastern parts of Warri urban.
The alternate roads of Esisi and Ogboru were difficult to access because they were not motorable enough to contain the volume of traffic caused by the closure of Okere Road mostly during rush hours.
Unconfirmed report has it that a new main gate would be built at the back of the correctional Centre while the present main gate would be blocked as a solution to the closure of Okere Road owing to security reasons.
Elsewhere in Enerhen Junction area in Uvwie LGA it was a different story as motorist accessing Effurun/Sapele by Enerhen to Water Resources areas were having hectic times owning to the rehabilitation of road project.
Some of those who spoke to our correspondent called for the speedy completion of the project.
While others suggested that rehabilitation should be done at a period when it would not inconvenient road users.
One of the respondents, a commercial tricycle (keke) rider, Fred Amaike complained that accessing the road during working or rush hours was time consuming.
“Though government should be commended for the rehabilitation of the road, but we are facing serious traffic.
Time is money. They should be told to be doing their work at night. That was how the beautiful ProJet of Enerhen Junction was done.”