Lack of funds hinders Lagos-Ibadan highway reconstruction â€“ Ministry
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the project is being handled by Reynolds Construction Company.
Olubakinde, who spoke to NANin Ibadan, said, â€œThe construction company (RCC) is facing challenges of finance, weather, especially rain, and impatience on the part of road users often resulting in accidents within work location.
â€œFor instance, during the rainy season, artwork and asphalt work laying are usually suspended,â€ he said.
NAN reports that the construction contract valued at N96.3bn commenced on June 4, 2014 and had a completion date of July 3, 2017.
He, however, said the construction effort was under Public Private Partnership arrangement with Motorway Assets Limited as Leasee while the ministry was the guarantor.
â€œThe consultants to Motorway Assets Limited is the INTERCON Partnership Consulting Engineers,â€ he explained.
Speaking on the standard of the job done, Olubakinde said new methods in road construction had been brought to bear on the project.
â€œFor example, apart from the fact that the thickness of the road has been enhanced, it has also been expanded to ensure free traffic flow,â€ he said.
He added that the project had reached 25.98 per cent completion inspite of the challenges.
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