Saturday, November 28, 2020

Residents of Oda road axis of Akure express joy over progress of work on the road project

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It is just 3 months to the end of the first tenure of the Akeredolu administration, and one of the most affirmative promises of the administration is that it will at no time abandon any project

Little wonder the government though re-elected for another four years is working with great passion to complete before February 2021, all projects already started.

Orange FM’s Oluseye Akinwalere visited the Oda road project and reports that the contractor is racing passionately towards the finish line.

Oda road project was embarked upon by the Akeredolu administration to alleviate the sufferings of residents of the area

It was particularly intended to significantly reduce traffic congestion experienced by residents who are predominantly civil servants.

The experience of users of that road especially during the rush hours is always harrowing.

However residents of Oda road axis of the state capital will not be the only beneficiaries when completed, as some residents of Ijoka also use that route on daily basis through Kajola to Alagbaka.

When the news of the hardship being faced by users if that road got to the knowledge of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, he swung into action to ease their burden.

Initially, the Contractor, Dortmund Nigeria limited was to dualise the road from ShopRite to Kajola
Junction but the Governor later approved an extension to Oda roundabout.

Currently, the road has been surface-dressed and dualised up to Kajola Junction but the final asphalt overlay has reached the School of Health technology and gradually while work on the stretch to Kajola junction is in progress.

Blasting of few rock deposits on the road is on going while water is regularly sprayed on the road to reduce the effects of dust on residents.

Also earthworks and dualisation of Kajola to Oda town stretch of the road are being done already.

Residents of the area who commended the state government for not abadoning the road however pleaded with the contractor to speed up work.

Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Raimi Aminu had recently assured that the project would be delivered in no distant time.

The Oda road project according to residents would not only end gridlock but facilitate movement of economic resources from the area.