The Rivers State Government has approved the construction of ninth flyover along Ada-George area of Rumuepirikom in Obio Akpor Local Government Area of the state, profjaysblog reports.
This was contained in a release made available by the Special Assistant on Media to Rivers State Governor, Mr Kelvin Ebiri on the 5th of May, 2021.
According to the release sighted by profjaysblog, the construction of ninth flyover is expected to last for a period of 12months.
The State Commissioner for Works, Elloka Tasie-Amadi, said his ministry had proposed and received approvals from the State Executive Council for the construction of a ninth flyover at Rumuepirikom; dualization of the first phase of the Ahoada- Omoku Road as well as internal roads in Omerelu.
He said the construction of the ninth flyover at Rumuepirikom is necessitated by increasing vehicular activities and traffic jams at some entry points in Port Harcourt.
According to him, the flyover which will be completed in 12 months at the cost of N6.6billion, would be funded by the deduction of 400Million Naira monthly from State’s Internally Generated Revenue.
Tasie-Amadi said contract for the dualisation of the first phase of Ahoada Omoku Road has been awarded to Julius Berger . The project will be 15.2 metre wide, with drains and street lights and will cost N9.5Billion.
The Commissioner for Works explained that the construction of Omerelu internal roads has been awarded to Monier Construction Company (Nigeria) Limited at the cost of N 4.4Billion .
“This project would also be funded by deduction of 500Million Naira monthly from the state’s Internally Generated Revenue.”
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