DELTA State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has commissioned the four hundred and forty seven metres flyover bridge in Effurun, Uwvie local government area, stating that the bridge would ease traffic congestion at the Effurun roundabout and improve the aesthetics of the city.
Speaking during the commissioning ceremony at the weekend, the Governor disclosed that the bridge which was the second to be commissioned in the state within the last one week was part of the state government’s urban renewal programmes aimed at improving traffic flow and the environmental beauty of the major towns in the state.
He said that the project was executed within twenty months to prove wrong critics who were saying that the project would be abandoned.
He appealed to motorists to be careful while using the bridge and warned criminal elements not to deface the bridge or turn it into a criminals den as security agents would be let loose on them.
The Governor assured the people of Uvwie that more projects aimed at improving the socio-economic lives of the people would be embarked upon.
He thanked the Deltans for electing Senator Ifeanyi Okowa as governor and for their peaceful disposition during and after the elections.
The Commissioner for Works, Funkekeme Solomon in his address said that the project comprised one hundred and twenty metres long six span bridge; two ramps of one hundred and fifty metres and one hundred and seventy-seven metres at the Sapele and Effurun approaches; and one thousand, seven hundred and twenty-one metres length of road.
He disclosed that the bridge and ramp structure comprised four-lane dual carriage way with two lanes on each travel direction demarcated with a barrier.
While commending Governor Uduaghan for the project which he said had improved the infrastructural development of the state, Hon. Solomon appealed to the people of the area to protect the project from vandalisation especially its rails.
The Chairman of Uvwie Local Government Area, Mr. Henry Minabowan and the Ovie of Uvwie, Abe 1 expressed gratitude for the project saying that the project was a fulfillment of Governor Uduaghan’s promise to leave a mark in the infrastructural development of the state.
They reminded the governor of other on-going projects in the area and expressed confidence that they would be completed in due course.
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