The Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) has revealed that the proposed Bill Clinton Road project in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) would gulp the sum of N1.7 billion.
Speaking during a stakeholders’ meeting on the project, the executive secretary of FCDA, Jibrin Gambo Umar disclosed that the contract for the project was awarded to a Chinese construction firm, CCECC, in March, 2018, by Federal Executive Council (FEC) and to be completed in December this year.
Umar stated that plans have been concluded to ensure swift and smooth take off of the project, just as he assured residents of the FCT, motorists and other stakeholders of its commitment to the speedy and timely completion of the project.
He explained that the stakeholders meeting was necessitated by the virtue of the road, since it is an important gateway into the city and by implication into the country, adding that the expansion works was aimed at enhancing vehicular traffic flow around the area.
The FCDA boss however advised commuters to use Abuja light rail to convey passengers to and from the airport to reduce traffic volume on the axis.
Also speaking, the director of engineering, FCDA, Engr. Hadi Hassan, explained that the work would be done in phases, involving rehabilitation of the road shoulders and others, to allow them operate.