As Ondo State goverment kicks off the erection of Concrete jersey barrier on the median along Oja oba market in Akure metropolis , residents have thrown their weight behind the new development.
OLUMIDE ADELUWOYE reports that those who spoke with Orange fm lauded Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for his infrastructural stride in making Ondo State a pacesetter among its peers.
Overtime, metallic railings at the popular oba Adesida market have either been abused or destroyed by residents
Many times people jump over these railings, with some going as far as cutting the metal item to pave way for them to pass, with obvious neglect for the pedestrian bridge.
The flaggrant disobedience and indiscriminate crossing of road at the market area has led to avoidable traffic and also endangered lives of pedestrians.
However the Ondo state government has taken a proactive measure to put an end to gridlock arising from that act and other road hazards
To effect a change, some of the metallic railings were first removed to allow the erection of the concrete demarcation.
Others who spoke applauded the move, saying it will facilitate free flow of human and vehicular movement.
Some of them urged government to extend the railings beyond the proposed location and solicited erection of more pedestrian Bridges to ease the burden on people.
With this development, residents will have no choice than to use the pedestrian bridge.