Reconstruction and rehabilitation work on over 90 Kilometres of roads across the three Senatorial Districts of Edo State are nearing completion in the state’s resolve to deliver the projects before the raining season sets in.
Commissioner for Infrastructure in the state, Engr. Osahon Abraham Amiolemen, who disclosed this on Friday after an inspection tour of some of the roads in Benin City, assured that the roads would be ready for use as promised by the government.
Amiolemen assured that the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration was committed to completing all ongoing road projects within the stipulated time as the contractors handling the projects have been duly mobilised.
“We are using the dry season to work on the roads, the contractors are doing a good job and are ready to deliver the projects within the stipulated time. The drains are well laid and the quality of the drains is commendable,” he said.
He explained that the rehabilitation/construction of different roads stretching over 150 km spread across the state would commence before the middle of the year, and stressed that “all bad roads will be fixed in phases.”
The Commissioner noted that the dualisation of the popular TV Road measuring 2.3km and the reconstruction of Lucky Way (3km long) both in Benin City would be completed before the middle of the year.
He said that construction of Irhirhi-Aroobga-Obazagbon-Obagienevbosa-Oghehghe road spurs to Enogie palace and Ogbekpen Community in Edo South; Ekpoma-Uhumudumu road in Edo Central; and Agbede-Anwain road, Uzzeba-Ukpoji road and Okuokphellagbe road in Edo North Senatorial Districts.