The Delta State Government has approved the construction and rehabilitation of 70 roads across the three Senatorial Districts in the state.
The states’ executive council at its meeting presided over by Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa gave the approval for the constructions which are to begin immediately, taking advantage of the dry season.
Commissioner for Information, Ogbueshi Patrick Ukah, who spoke after the meeting, disclosed that the decision is in line with the determination of the state government to take advantage of the dry season to embark on additional massive infrastructural developments.
According to the commissioner, some of the projects that got approval include: Direct Labour Agency (DLA) Road, Biose Amantu and Ikuku Adindu with sewage; rehabilitation of Vitalis Okakwu and three critical adjourning Streets that link DLA to Jesus Saves Road, construction of Cletus Achi Way/Marble Hill School Road and Holy Family Catholic Church Road.
Other approved projects were: maintenance of Uti Road/U- Turn at Ugbomro, maintenance of Airport/DDPA Road, maintenance of Refinery Junction, PTI-Jakpa Roads, Effurun and the failed portions at Ekpan all in Uvwie Local Government Area, rehabilitation of Old Ovie Palace Road, construction of Atsiangbe/Okodaso Street and reconstruction of Edo Guest House Road.
The commissioner added that some failed roads, including Emebirhen Road, Cinema Site Roundabout, Giwa-Amu, Edah Street, Alabera Ugborikoko, Shell Contractors, Pessu Market and off Market Road were approved for rehabilitation while approval was given for the construction of Ohrue-Esezi Road, Ometan Street to link Omare Street and Catholic Mission Road.
The funding and construction of 5 km network of 13 paved roads using HFP concrete stones in Warri also got the nod of the EXCO.
The paved roads include Ekuremu, Eruaye, Obodo, Akporume, Ighogbadu, Yosi, Metsarun, Arudjove, Arimio Close, Four Square Road, Omabgemi Street and Health Centre Road with a spur to Godwin Eyione Street, Ugwuwangwe.
Three other roads were approved in the state capital territory. They are Dr. Chuka Chinwokwu Street/Amaechi Iyio Way with a spur to Roland Achusim Street, off Benin/Asaba Expressway.
Apart from roads, approvals were given for additional works on the construction of the second phase of outstanding works at the Stephen Keshi International Stadium, Asaba, the renovation/remodeling of Clinical Building at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital and construction/furnishing and equipping of science laboratory at the Model Secondary School, Uzere.