Ekiti approves rehabilitation of Ado – Ilawe Road, GRA extension roads

By John Odunjo

Ekiti State Government has approved the rehabilitation of the Ado – Ilawe Road and construction of the dual carriage way between G.R.A III Extension and the State Pavilion along NTA Road.

The State Executive Council said it was part of efforts to ensure that all roads in the state were motorable and well-maintained to provide free-flow of traffic and unfettered access into and around the State capital.

The Commissioner for Information, Taiwo Olatunbosun, in a statement on the outcome of the SEC meeting, said, “The focus is to significantly contribute to economic growth and boost social activities.

Olatunbosun said that Governor Biodun Oyebanji administration’s intervention on road was strategically designed to ensure alternate routes for motorists to maneuver across the state with minimum stress.

He said that the state government decided to rehabilitate the Ado -Ilawe Road where some sections of the road had deteriorated due to high water-table in some locations which led to failure of the road causing serious discomfort to motorists.

According to him, the administration formulated a system of sustaining good state road network that links communities with major roads and ease movement around the state.

He cited the ongoing rehabilitation of Igede – Ilawe Road, which he said, would on completion, “ease traffic from Kwara up north to Akure or Lagos in the south as well as serve as a ring road that would help reduce traffic volumes in the state capital by providing alternate route around the city for drivers that do not essentially need to stop in the center of the metropolis.

“Same goes for the Ikere – Igbara Odo Road that links the state with Igbara Oke in Ondo State and beyond without going through the avoidable rigors of driving through the state capital and compounding the traffic situation”, he said.

Olatubosun listed other road interventions by the state government to include the Ilawe Igede Road; rehabilitation of Agric Olope-Moferere/Agric Olope-Odo Ado Road; reconstruction (excavation and casting) Igbara-Odo-Ikogosi lined drain road; rehabilitation of Ado-Iworoko Road.

Others are rehabilitation of Ilawe-Erijiyan road; reconstruction of Ikere – Ilawe Road; construction of Atlas (Ajebamidele)-Deeper Life- Alasia-Sheperd-Omisanjana Road in Ado Ekiti and the general rehabilitation of Ado township roads.

The commissioner assured that the state government would continue to partner and encourage the Federal Government to maintain its share of roads in the state.

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