(AGENDWATCHDOG) – Reports reaching Agendawatchdog is that the Rivers State Government has set plans in motion to construct a fourth Flyover Bridge at the GRA Junction in Port Harcourt, the capital of the oil rich state, and expand the Rumuola flyover to create more lanes in order to accommodate additional vehicular traffic.
The new projects are meant to complement the Rebisi, Rumuogba and Okoro-nu-Odo Flyover projects which are near completion.
This cheering news was broken by Governor Nyesom Wike, via a press briefing, during an inspection tour of projects executed by Julius Berger Nigeria Plc in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas of the state.
While promising that most ongoing projects in the state would soon be completed, Wike pledged to also to dualize Mummy B Road to Stadium road to ease vehicular traffic in the capital city, adding that he decided to continue with construction projects in the state, despite the paucity of funds occasioned by COVID-19, because they were crucial to the future economic life of the state.
The Managing Director of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, Dr Lars Richter, promised that the three ongoing flyover projects in the state would be delivered as stipulated in the contract papers.Apart from Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, other companies executing projects in the state include: Lubrik Construction Company Limited, Wellman and Wellington Construction Company Limited, VKF Construction Company and Roadmap Construction Company.
Governor Wike inspected other ongoing projects such as the new Government House Clinic/Administrative Building, dualisation of Olumeni Street in Old GRA, dualisation of Tombia, Emeyal, Elelenwo Streets in New GRA, the Judges quarters and the Mother and Child Hospital.