Published On: Wed, May 16th, 2018

FERMA DG inspects roads, bridges along Okene-Ibillo Ro

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By Mashe Umaru Gwamna

In the quest to ensure the safety of road users and free flow of traffic along Nigerian roads, the Managing Director/CEO of Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Engr. Nuruddeen A. Rafindadi, has recently embarked on an inspection tour to see the extent of work on the special repairs of Multala Muhammed bridge Km. 27+000, Koton-Karfe, along Lokoja – Abuja road in Kogi State and that of the Emergency repairs of failed sections between Ch. 23+500 – Ch.27+500 along Okene – Ibillo road (Edo State Border) in Kogi State.
The emergency repairs was a quick intervention of the Agency to 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.
A statement signed by the Head, Communications/PR,Maryam M. Sanusi (Mrs.) explained that 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.
Earlier,Engr. Rafindadi stop over at the Multala Muhammed Bridge to inspected the reinforcement, scarification, excavation, site clearing, expansion work being carried out on the bridge and its base.
Engr. Rafindadi expressed satisfaction on the level of work done so far on both sections, but enjoined the contractors to ensure the speedy completion of the works.
Responding to a question, the Managing Director said the reinforcement and expansion works will extend the life span of the bridge thereby ensuring safety of all commuters adding that the incessant traffic and accidents on the bridge will be averted.
The MD pledged to effectively uphold the FERMA’s vision of efficiently administering road maintenance with the objective of keeping all federal roads in good, safe, passable and comfortable condition for the best value in road transport.

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