Akwa Ibom State government has announced that begining from Monday, 28th October, 2019, the section of Calabar Itu Highway at Ekim Junction leading to Ntak Inyang in Itu Local Government Area would be shut to traffic.
To this end, motorists leaving or entering Uyo are advised to do so through Utu Ikot Ekpenyong Roundabout in Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area.
The State Commissioner for Works, Mr. Ephraim Akparawa Inyang-Eyen, who announced the government decision said, the closure became necessary to enable the Contractors doing reclamation and remedial work to arrest the devastating gully erosion that has compromised a section of Calabar Itu Highway by the AKBC transmission station at Ntak Inyang.
“The gully erosion is now at a devastating state; almost completely cutting the road into two. This, has however, posed a great risk to every motorist plying the road”, Inyang-Eyen explained.
While appealing the road users to bear with government for any inconvenience the closure would cause, the Works boss said the reconstruction work will be done day and night and would be completed soon.