By Simeon OSAJIE
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has approved spot improvement and overlay on 42 roads across Benin City, the state capital.
In a statement, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Roads and Bridges, Engr. Osikhena Omoh Ojior, said the remediation work will be carried out at highly trafficked junctions within the Benin City metropolis, calling for the cooperation of residents.
“This is to inform the general public that the Governor of Edo State, His Excellency, Mr. Godwin Enogheghase Obaseki has graciously approved 42 roads for spot improvement and overlay of selected flashpoints and highly trafficked junctions within the Benin City metropolis. This exercise covers areas that have failures or potholes that hamper free movement of traffic leading to congestion.
“As a result, these proposed road works (to be carried out during the day and night) may lead to an increase in traffic congestion on the affected roads. We therefore solicit for the general public cooperation and appeal to the general public to kindly bear with us, for the inconveniences this may cause them during this period,” he said.
Ojior noted “The maintenance works will be carried out within the two months starting from 23rd January 2023. We advise our esteemed motorists and other road users plying these areas to find alternative routes.”
“We assure the general public of speedy execution in the best interest of the public and ease of traffic flow on our roads,” he added.
According to him, the list of roads approved for rehabilitation are, “ Yoruba Street, Off New Lagos Road/Urubi Benin/City; Sakponba Road (Between King Square And Maria Goretti Junction); Asoro Street, Off Sokponba Road, Benin City; Igbesamwan Street, Off Ist East Circular Road, Benin City; 1st East Circular Road, Benin City; 2nd East Circular Road, Benin City; Abehe Street Behind Oba Market, Benin City; Oghene Street, Between 2nd and 3rd East Circular Road, Benin City; M. M. Way (Between 3rd Junction – Sapele Road) and M.M. Way Roundabout By Kada Cinema; Sapele Road By Pz Junction, Peanut Junction, and Other Failed Portions Between Peanut And Evbukhu Junction, Benin City.”
Others are, “Mission/Upper Mission Road, Benin City; Forestry Road Benin City; Agbonmwonba, Between 2nd And 3rd East Circular Road; Apakpava Road (Between Ring Road and Ramart Park) Benin City; Costain Road, Benin City; Isonorho, Benin City; Victory Road, Off New Lagos Road, Benin City; 1st Federal Road, By Okhoro Sawmill, Benin City; Atiti Osemwota, Off Ugbor Village Road; Miller Road Linking Ogunmwenyi Off Ugbor Village Road Benin City; Enogie Road, Off Sapele Road And Limit, Benin City; Country Home Motel Road; 1st Ivbiore, Off Ice Road, Benin City; 2nd Ivbiore Street, Off Ice Road, Benin City; Plan Well Road, Off Ice/Wire Road, Benin City; Oziegbe Street, Off Urubi/New Lagos Road, Benin City, and Guobadia Street, Off Etete, Benin City.”
The Permanent Secretary said other roads where works will be carried out are: Adolor Avenue, off 1st Ugbor Road, Benin City; 2nd West Circular Road, Off Siluko Road, Benin City; Iyase Street, off 2nd West Circular Road, Off Siluko Road, Benin City; Obamedo Street (Between Forestry & Mission Road); Lawani Street, Between Iyaro and New Lagos Road, Benin City; Cooke Road, Off Akpakpava; Ozolua Street, Between 1st & 2nd East Circular Road, Benin City; Oba-Market Road, Benin City; Ibiwe Street, Benin City; Wire Road, Benin City; Iwehen Street, Benin City; Isekhere/Oreghene Street, Benin City; Desiltation off Side Drain And Manhole At Obakhavbaye Street, Benin City; Benin-Agbor Road (Between Ramat Park-Bypass), Benin City, and Aduwawa Road Between Ramat Park-Bypass), Benin City.