BY ANAYO OKOLI
UMUAHIA—THE Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway has continued to deteriorate on a daily basis exposing motorists and other road users to grave danger.
A good portion of the road, between Okigwe and Ofeme in Umuahia North Local Government Area has failed, making it near impassable, especially when it rains.
The situation has forced motorists to use other roads such as Isiukwuato-Uturu road or through Mbano-Umunna-Okigwe road.
Besides, hoodlums often capitalize on the bad spots to attack unsuspecting motorists and commuters.
The bad state of the road has also caused several accidents as motorists drive against traffic to maneuver out of the failed potions.
However, to check the activities of hoodlums, soldiers and policemen are stationed in some spots on the road.
Worst affected are the Ofeme axis in Abia State and Arondizuogu axis in Imo state, as well as the Cattle Market at Lokpanta in Umunneochi, also in Abia state.
It is now common to see vehicles, especially big lorries trapped in these bad spots, which often compound the already bad situation of the bad.
There is no sign that Federal Emergency Road Management Agency, FERMA, is making effort to do anything on the road, except at the Cattle Market where a very shoddy parching was done in a small portion of the road.