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‘Onyearugbulem/Shagari/Irese flyover ready July’

All things being equal, the first ever flyover in Akure, the Ondo State capital, will be completed by July this year, The Hope has gathered.

The flyover has now reached 60 per cent completion, just as work is ongoing at the site on Onyearugbulem/Shagari/Irese axis.

The flyover, when completed, will be the first flyover in the state capital since the creation of Ondo State in 1976.

Inspecting the project yesterday, the Special Adviser to Ondo State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa on Infrastructure, Land and Housing, Pastor Joseph Babalola, expressed satisfaction with the level of work done so far.

He said the ongoing construction of the flyover and junction improvement project will address incessant carnage, eliminate traffic along the axis and also add to aesthetic beauty of the area.

Babalola who was accompanied by other top management of the ministry led by the Acting Permanent Secretary, Mr. Idowu Allen, lauded the contractor handling the project for keeping to standard and specification.

The SA equally commended all the contractors handling various projects across the State for complying with the return to site order by Governor Aiyedatiwa, saying the present administration will continue to do its best to encourage the contractors.

“From what we have seen here today, I think the contractors are doing well, their work is commendable. We believe that we will continue to get the best from them. This is the first flyover in Akure and everybody is looking at how it will be. So, all eyes are on this bridge.

“This project was awarded less than a year ago, and the duration then was just 18 months. And with the way it is going it is very likely the project is delivered before the end of the duration, and that will be laudable. Let’s say around July ending, the project will be completed. We are happy to see that it is going on very well”, Babalola stressed.

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He applauded the officials of the ministry and the consultants for the thorough supervision and monitoring of the ongoing projects to ensure total compliance with the specification and acceptable standard.

He explained that Governor Aiyedatiwa is fully committed to the aggressive infrastructural transformation of the state, and solicited the support of all to further make life more meaningful to the citizens.

He added that all the ongoing infrastructural projects across the three senatorial districts of the state would be completed as scheduled without compromising quality, stressing that Governor Aiyedatiwa will not abandon any project inherited from his late principal, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

The Acting Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Idowu Allen, explained that tremendous progress has been made on the project, adding that 60 per cent completion has been achieved, just as they are about hoisting the beams in place, and then cast the deck slabs, with some minor work that will complete the project.

The team also inspected the ongoing 7.8km total length ShopRite- Oda town dual carriage way project with an assurance that the project would be completed soon.

The project has 4.4km as dual-carriage way and 3.4km single lane. The dualised section has reached 75 per cent completion. They equally inspected the ongoing 8.1km length Ijoka road project.

The Special Adviser and his team had earlier met with the contractors handling various road projects across the state, with a view to ensuring speedy completion of all the ongoing projects.

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