Okowa invests N40bn on Delta roads, flyover bridges



Chinazor Megbolu    |

The Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa has invested the N40 billion to build roads and flyover bridges in the State.

The State Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye, who announced the State government’s approval for the construction of 13 roads, flood drainage channels in the State, said flyover bridges along Ibusa Road at Koka junction of over 136 kilometres for the sum of over N40 billion.
He said that the Ministry would complete the procurement processes for the projects by the end of January, 2021.
Augoye, while addressing journalists after the State Executive Council meeting noted that the approved roads includes; rehabilitation of 11.85km Odimodi/Ogulaha road in Burutu Local Government Area at the cost of N2.1billion.
According to him; “construction of rigid concrete pavement of 2.025km Stadium Road, Ugborodo, Warri South-West Local Government Area at a cost of N1.2 billion and construction of 6.7km access road to Ekuku Bridge in Otefe-Oghara in Ethiope West Local Government Area at a cost of N1.01 billion.
“Widening and rehabilitation of 12.6km Jeddo, Ughoton road with a spur to Egbokodo in Okpe Local Government Area at a cost of N1.8 billion. Construction of 5.2km Alizomor/Alizµor/Omumu Road in Ika South Local Government Area at a cost of N1.4 billion; construction of 11.6km Owa-Alero/Umunede Road in Ika North East Local Government Area at a cost of N3.2 billion.
“Construction of 10.6km Boji-Boji Owa, Otolokpo road in Ika North East Local Government Area at a cost of N3.1 billion; Construction of Isheagu-Ewulu Road in Aniocha South Local Government Area 9.1km N2.5 billion.
“Construction of 500meters bridge with five stands across Orere River with access roads of 4.3km in Orere Town in Ughelli South Local Government Area at a cost of N9.8 billion
“Reconstruction of 24km Ellu/Ovrode/ Ofagbe/Orie-Irri/Okpe-Isoko/Uro-Irri and Ada-Irri road in Isoko North and Isoko South Local Government Areas at N4.3 billion.
“Construction of flyover along Ibusa Road by Koka Junction, Asaba Benin Expressway N6.2 billion;
completion of the construction of 4.1km Akwukwu-Igbo, Ugbolu Road Phase 2 at a cost of N2.8 billion; flood control measures along Madonna College Road in Asaba Oshimili South Local Government Area N1.8 billion and rehabilitation of Eku/Agbor road, Section 1 Agbor to Umutu 41.2km at a cost of N424.4 million, whole section 2 from Umutu to Eku 35.2km will cost N382.8 million”.
He further pointed out that the State would engage two contractors in the rehabilitation of the Eku/Agbor road so as to ensure the project is completed by the end of January, 2021.

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