The Federal Road Safety Corps, Niger State Command has informed the motoring public that a bridge at Daku Sabon Gida Village along Minna-Bida Road, about 16km to Bida, has collapsed.
As such, the road is presently not motorable for heavy duty trucks, trailers and tankers, the Corps said in a statement made available to The Eagle Online on Saturday.
According to the statement signed by Route Commander and Public Education Officer of the Corps in Niger State, Raji Habibu, motorists were advised to ply alternative routes provided.
The statement said vehicles coming from Abuja should follow Lambata-Lapai-Agaie-Bida enroute Mokwa-Jebba Road; vehicles coming from Bida are to follow Agaie-Lapai enroute Minna or Lambata as the case may be; while vehicles taking off from Minna to the South West are advised to follow Paiko-Lapai-Agaie-Bida enroute Mokwa.
The statement said the Niger State Command of the Corps had on Saturday by 05:30am ensured the diversion of all categories of vehicles and complete closure of Minna-Bida Road and Bida-Minna Road to ensure quick repairs of the bridge by the Niger State Ministry of Works, which is presently ongoing.
The statement added: “On this note, the Command is appealing to the general public to be patient and adhere strictly to the alternative roads provided and always abide by the traffic rules and regulations.”