FLYOVER: Adamawa state government commences construction of Flyover in the state capital
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has flagged off construction of the first ever Grade Interchange and Flyover in the heart of Jimeta which is to cost government five point eight billion Naira and three point four billion naira respectively.
Work on the flyover projects which are the first of their kinds in Adamawa and north eastern part of Nigeria was flagged off by the Governor Tuesday with a major road linking Adamawa Press Limited with Lamido Aliyu Mustapha road one side and the Government House road on the other end.
The Grade Interchange at Police Roundabout includes an underpass linking Galadima Aminu Way, Justice Buba Ardo road and an Overhead Bridge linking Atiku Abubakar Road and Lamido Aliyu Mustafa Road while a ground level Overpass and a Roundabout will also be provided to distribute traffic to the various roads.
The scope for the construction of the flyover at Total Filling Station Junction in Jimeta includes provision of roundabout to distribute traffic to the various roads at the ground level and extra lanes on the roads on each side of the roads on the ground level.
Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, Governor Umaru Fintiri said the event marks a major milestone in his administration’s commitment to actualizing the key campaign promise of undertaking an Urban Renewal Progamme that will make Jimeta, Yola and other towns in the State, befitting models to showcase.
The Governor added that government has already commenced the construction of roads in Michika and Madagali towns, while the provision of Roads and Health infrastructure in Yola South, Numan, Fufore and other Local Government areas will follow in due course.
He explained that the construction of the Flyover and Grade Interchange, in Jimeta is in anticipation of the capital’s ever expanding population and the attendant explosion in urban traffic and declared total commitment to delivering these projects.
Governor Umaru Fintiri appealed for understanding among residents of the State capital who will have to bear with the discomfort and disruption to traffic flow while construction is in progress, calling on the people endure the inconveniences as government commences the urban renewal agenda.
Earlier in his remark, the Commissioner of Works and Energy Development, Alhaji Adamu Atiku Abubakar said the contract for the projects was awarded to Triacta Nigeria Limited and assured that personnel of the ministry will work round the clock to ensure quality and timely delivery.
On his part, the Managing Director of Triacta Nigeria Limited, Engineer Elie Abu Farahat said the projects will be completed within the time frame of the end of twenty-twenty one while the company will ensure quality work.