The Ondo State Government under the leadership of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), has commenced dualisation work on the 4.7 Kilometre Ifesanmi-Mobil-Ikare Akoko junction road in Owo local government area of the state.
Inspecting the project which was recently awarded by the State Executive Council (SEC) on Thursday, Governor Akeredolu emphasised the importance of infrastructural upgrades to the socio-economic well-being of the people.
While reiterating the commitment of his administration to the delivery of several life-changing projects across the state, he added that modernity has necessitated the need to dualise the road.
“Our government is embarking on road construction and expansion because modernity is catching upon us. You will find out that traffic in many areas is becoming chaotic here. From Mobil to Ikare junction, it is like a nerve centre that connects Akoko.
“So, we believe it is better for us to have dual-carriageway to link the place and then extend it to Ifesanmi junction here.”
The Governor who said he is committed to the improvement of infrastructure in numerous communities across the state, pointed to some of his executed projects.
Speaking, the Commissioner for Infrastructure, Lands and Housing, Engr. Raimi Aminu said the road project would meet all the required standards that the Administration is known for executing in the state.
He added that the project will also include roads furniture and a lightning system that will be powered by either the National Grid or Solar System.
“You can see that the contractor has moved to the site immediately. The total length is 4.7 kilometers with 9.3 metres each of the carriage way, and with about 2 metre median walk-way central park.
“It is going to have all the road furniture and all that will make the road beautiful. By God’s grace, after completion, there will be street light to be powered by Solar or BEDC; Mr. Governor is working on that. After completing this project, everybody will smile and appreciate Mr. Governor.”
Aminu applauded the Governor for providing dual-carriage road projects in major towns and other cities in the state.