The Federal Roads Maintenance Agency
(FERMA) has commenced emergency repairs on the failed sections of Okene – Ibillo road Edo state which also serve as a border toKogi state.
It also disclosed an ongoing special repairs of Murtala Muhammed bridge Kilometre 27+000, Koton-Karfe, along Lokoja – Abuja road in Kogi
This is contained in a statement issued by the agency’s Head of Communication and Public Relations Department, Mrs Maryam Sanusi, on Thursday in Abuja.
The statement stated that the FERMA’s Managing Director, Engr. Nuruddeen A. Rafindadi, had recently inspected the two sites to ascertain the progress of work done.
It stated that the repair works are being carried out to ensure the safety of road users and free flow of traffic along Nigerian roads.
“The Federal highway along Okene – Ibillo road became impassable to motorists as the affected sections cut into two due to heavy rains that ravaged part of the state causing severe hardship on the users who had to take an alternate route.
“The damage also affected the economic situation of the people adversely. The quick intervention of the agency has saved the situation from further deterioration as work on the affected sections has reached an advance stage, which has restored free flow of traffic to the area.
“The work being carried out at this section involves; site clearing, scarification of failed
sections, provision of double pipe 900mm cross culvert, provision of stone base, laterite fillings on collapsed sections, provision of asphalt wearing course on carriageway, shoulders, failed sections, and overlay,” the statement partly reads.