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Ondo State Government Begins Construction Of First Flyover In Akure

Governor Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

ONDO- Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has commenced the construction of the Onyearugbulem/Shagari/Irese flyover in furtherance of the infrastructure drive of his administration.

The flyover, when completed, will be the first flyover in the state capital since the creation of Ondo State in 1976.

It will also be the second flyover constructed by the Akeredolu led-administrations, following the Ore Redemption Bridge in Ore, Odigbo local government area.

Commissioner for Infrastructure, Lands and Housing, Engr. Raimi Aminu who was at the project site for an inspection visit said the ongoing construction of the flyover and junction improvement project will address incessant carnages, facilitate the smooth flow of traffic, and eliminate the long queue of vehicles along the axis while adding to aesthetic beauty of the area.

The commissioner assured that the project would be completed in less than 18 months.

He disclosed that the state government has paid over N300m as compensation to about 57 claimants whose properties fell within the rights-of-way to give way for the project.

Aminu noted that the magnitude of compensation is the highest so far paid on any project by this government to property owners, adding that those who claimed the government did not adequately compensate them are just economical with the truth.

He explained that the Land Use Act (1978) vested the ownership of lands in governments, hence the market value of any land is not considered according to the act.

“You can observe the gridlocks every morning and evening being the peak periods in the morning when people are going to work, there is always a traffic gridlock but to control the traffic flow while not obstructing the free flow on the federal highway, we adopted the option to have a flyover here” he said.

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