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Thursday, 3 August 2017

Fashola lists 44 highways, 63 roads to be repaired in Nigeria



Author: Chika Jones 

Babatunde Fashola the minister of works, power and housing has unveiled plans by the federal government to build a better network of roads and bridges across the country. Fashola said that the intention was to connect states, drive economy, move fuel, food and the import and export of goods. 
He unveiled a plan for the construction of 44 federal highways, 63 roads and an emergency intervention across the country ahead of the rainy season to give relief to Nigerians subject to appropriation. According to Fashola, the 63 roads were identified and prepared for intervention during the inspection tour of roads in 34 states of the Federation by the Ministry which he personally led. He listed the proposed priority highway projects slated in the 2017 budget to include:

1. Kano-Katsina Road (Phase 1: Kano Town at Dawanau Roundabout to Katsina State Border) 2. Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega-Yauri Road 3. Ilorin-Jebba-Mokwa-Bokani Road 4. Ilorin-Kabba-Obajana Road (Sections 1&11) 5. Ibadan-Ilorin Road, Section11 (Oyo-Ogbomosho)

6. Lagos-Shagamu-Ibadan Dual Carriageway, Sections 1&11 7. Lagos-Otta Road. 8. Apapa/Tincan Port, NNPC Depot (Atlas Cove) to Mile 2 Access Road 9. Apapa-Oshodi Road 10. Third Mainland Bridge 11. Apapa/Tincan Island Port-NNPC Depot Access Road

12. Benin-Ofosu-Ore Ajebandele-Shagamu Road 13. Obajana Junction-Benin Road Phase 2: (Sections i-iv) 14. Sapele-Ewu Road Sections 1&11 15. Second Niger Bridge 16. Onitsha-Enugu Expressway (Amansea-Enugu State Border)

17. Yenegoa Road Junction-Kolo-Otueke-Bayelsa Palm 18. Bodo-Bonny Road with Bridge. READ ALSO: Julius Berger stops work on Lagos-Ibadan highway over budget cut Others are: 19. Odukpani-Itu-(Spur Ididep-Itam)-Ikot Ekpene Federal Highway Sections 1&11 20. Ikom Bridge 21. Enugu-Port Harcourt Dual Carriageway Sections i-iv 22.

Calabar-Ugep-Katsina Ala Road 23. Vandeikya-Obudu-Obudu Cattle Ranch Road 24. Oshegbudu-Oweto Road, Oju/Loko-Oweto Bridge with approach roads 25. Nassarawa-Loko Road, Abuja-Lokoja Road Sections i&iv 26. Suleja-Minna Road Section 11. Kaduna Eastern Bypass 27. Kano-Maiduguri Road Section 1-1V 28.

Hadejia-Nguru-Gashua-Bayamari Road and Kano Western Bypass. Those listed as critical economic routes include: 29. Zaria-Kano Road, Abuja-Lokoja Road (Sections i-iv) 30. Ilorin-Jebba-Bokani Road, Ibadan-Ilorin Road (Sections `1&11) 31. Lagos-Shagamu-Ibadan Road (Sections1&11) 32. Benin-Ofosu-Ore-Ajebandele-Shagamu Road 33. Obajana-Benin Road (Sections i-iv).

Also in the list are:

34. Onitsha-Enugu Road (Section 1&11) 35. Enugu-Port Harcourt Road (Sections i-iv) 36. Calabar-Odukpani-Itu Road (Section1) 37. Calabar-Ugep-Katsina Ala Road (Sections 1&11) 38. Alesi-Ugup (Iyamoyung-Ugup) Road 39. Ogoja(Mbok Junction) Abuochichie Road 40. Otukpo Township Road 41. Kano-Maiduguri Road(Sections i-v) 42. Kaduna-Zaria Road 43. Kaduna-Katsina Road.


Culled from NAIJ.com

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