Contrary to reports trending on social media outlets within Enugu and South East reporting of the opening of the popular Milliken hill road, otherwise known as Old Onitsha road, lodega can authoritatively report that the road is still closed down and still under construction.

Approaching the road from New market, the bold signboard informing motorists of the closed off road is glaringly visible, while approaching from Hilltop, by Radio Nigeria, Ngwo, tractors and other equipments are used in condoning off the road.

While the asphalt has been completed within last week, work on the concrete railings and pillars are still ongoing. The streetlight are mounted already but electrical wiring and connection have not been done as open trenches are still visible behind the rails.

A construction Hilux pickup used as barricade to prevent vehicular movement

While a lot of motorists have been misled by the report on social media waves, causing traffic bottleneck on the road, lodega is advising motorists coming to Enugu-Ngwo from Enugu metropolis to use the Onitsha Enugu express way.

The road has yet to be commissioned by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi who has taken keen interest in constructing the road and embarked on a timely execution to ensure that the contractors finish in time to ease the plight of Enugu-Ngwo people and other road users as the alternative Onitsha-Enugu express way is completely bad.

The Milliken road has seen an unprecedented level of reconstruction and renovation by the Ugwuanyi-led Enugu State Government after the road was abandoned by the Sullivan administration causing a hike in transportation as commercial motorists, motorized cyclists and Okada operators were forced to nearly double transport charges.

The Milliken road, also known as old Onitsha road will be likely commissioned by next week or upper according to sources within the construction company and State house , judging by the progress of work being done.

Lodega will be giving timely updates as work progresses.

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