ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The Enugu State Government is resolute in its commitment to alleviate traffic congestion and rejuvenate the urban landscape of Enugu through an extensive road construction and rehabilitation initiative.
Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Gerald Otiji, reaffirmed this vision during an interaction with journalists after inspecting road projects in various areas, including New Market /Odegba road, Forest Hill, Iva Valley, Lagos Street, Texaco – Ifo, and more. These projects aim to enhance the city’s infrastructure and ensure smoother traffic flow.
This was made known in a press release issued Tuesday by Ngozi Ngene, Public Relations Officer, Ministry of Works & Infrastructure.
Commissioner Otiji emphasized that the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure has engaged reputable companies to undertake these projects following a rigorous pre-qualification process.
He stated that work is already underway in all zones of the Enugu metropolis, aligning with the mandate to address road infrastructure comprehensively.
These projects according to him, encompass various elements such as walkways, drainage systems on both sides of the road, stone base, and asphalt. The contracts also include a ten-year maintenance plan to ensure the durability of the infrastructure.
In a bid to ensure the success of these projects, Engr Otiji appealed to the public living in densely populated areas to remove all their belongings and wares on top drainages,” stop dumping refuse on top of the bridges so that it will stop affecting our bridges“, as these practices can compromise the integrity of the infrastructure.
The Commissioner also urged patience from the public, considering the ongoing construction and the presence of heavy-duty equipment.
He assured that the projects would be completed within the shortest possible time, in line with directives from Governor Peter Mbah, with the first phase scheduled for completion by December.
Otiji commended the contractors for their use of high-quality materials and highlighted the presence of resident engineers and consultants on-site to oversee the projects and ensure adherence to engineering standards.
He listed the first phase of streets to be rehabilitated as follows: Meniru by Mount Street Bypass, Odukoko, Umuezeohachi, Emeka Ebila Street – Idaw River Sec. School – Akwa Ihedi – Charles Ozoude Street, Texaco Bus Stop – Ifo, St Peter’s Street, Amechi Flyover, Ekulu road – Dahmija, D’Angelo Way Street – Onitsha Express Way, Trans Ekulu Flyover, Akwuke road from Police Station – Coal Mining Site, Ugwuaji Flyover, Broderick, Silver Smith, Asata Mine, Gariki Flyover, Afia Abakpa – Nowas Junction, Corner Stone/ Ugwuani – Ikegbunam, Ikegbunam Junction – Liberty Bus Stop, Independent Layout Flyover, Edozie – Kenyatta Street – Timber Junction, College road, Bishop Anyogu, Goshen road / Owo Premier Layout, Airport Flyover – Old Abakiliki road – Eke Obinagu junction, New Haven Market/Phone village, Lagos Street, New Market/Odegba road – Forest Hill Iva Valley, Chijioke Agu – John Okwor – New Society, Texaco Bus Stop – Ifo, Annunciation Junction – Emene road, Market Garden road ( Abakiliki Close), Awka Etiti Street etc