Nigerians can expect better experience on the roads, thanks to the gesture of the Federal government which has awarded contract for the reconstruction of the Ibadan-Ife-Ilesa dual carriageway.
Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, while inspecting of ongoing federal road projects said the Federal Executive Council had on September 25, 2019, approved the reconstruction of the expressway, covering about 112 kilometres in the sum of N79 billion.The contractor is Kopek Construction Company.
The minister, represented by the Director of Highways, South-West, Mr Funso Adebiyi, said the road, like every other road in the country, is of economic importance to the government.
Fashola said the reconstruction work would last three years, describing the expressway as one of the busiest roads in the country in terms of traffic volume even as he urged commuters plying the road to co-operate with the contractor to ensure its timely delivery.
Fashola disclosed that the 34-kilometre-length Ila-Orangun-Kwara boundary road would cost N5.1 billion while the ongoing Efon-Alaye-Iwaraja-Ilesa’s 21-kilometre road construction would cost N4 billion.
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