The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, recently revealed that the Buhari administration is currently undertaking 524 road and bridge construction projects across the country.
Fashola made the revelation while updating the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on the ongoing road and bridge construction/rehabilitation projects nationwide.
The Minister also revealed that every State in the Federation including the FCT has at least three such ongoing projects.
The list of the projects was released by the Minister Of Works and Housing provides a detailed record of ongoing road and bridge projects in the 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory.
Below are some of the construction projects – roads and bridges – across the country as listed by the Minister:-
Lagos-Ibadan-Ilorin-Jebba-Kotangora-Jega-Sokoto-Niger Border (A1)
Warri-Benin-Lokoja-Abuja-Kaduna-Kano-Daura-Niger Border (A2)
Port Harcourt-Aba-Umuahia-Okigwe-Oturkpo-Makurdi-Akwanga-Jos-Bauchi-Maiduguri-Gamboru (A3)
Calabar-Ikom-Ogoja-Katsina Ala-Jalingo-Yola-Bama-Maiduguri (A4)
Onitsha-Ihiala-Owerri—A.3 Junction at Umu Uyo (A6)
Chikanda, Kosubosu-Kaiama-Kishi-Ilorin (A7)
Mayo Belwa-Ganye-Serti-Mayo Selbe-Gembu (A8)
According to the Fashola, some of the prioritized road projects being funded through the Sovereign SUKUK Fund, include:-
Abuja-Abaji Road (Section 1, International Airport Link Road Junction-Sheda Village Junction)
Abuja-Lokoja Road Section IV (Koton Karfi-Lokoja)
Dualisation of Obajana Junction-Benin Phase 2: Section 1 (Obajana Junction to Okene)
Construction of Oju/Loko-Oweto Bridge to Link Loko and Oweto
Reconstruction of Bida-Lambata Road in Niger State
Dualization of Suleja-Minna Road Phase 11 in Niger State
They also include Kano-Maiduguri Road (Section ii, iii and iv)
Rehabilitation of an outstanding section of Onitsha-Enugu Expressway: Amansea- Enugu State Border
Dualization Of Obajana Junction-Benin Phase 2: (Section ii, iii and iv)
Rehabilitation of Enugu-Port Harcourt Road Section iv: Aba-Port Harcourt
Dualization Of Yenegwe Road Junction-Kolo-Otuoke-Bayelsa Palm (20km)
Dualization of Ibadan-Ilorin (Section ii) in Oyo State,
Reconstruction of the outstanding Sections of Benin-Ofosu-Ore-Ajebandele-Shagamu Expressway Phase iii,
Pavement strengthening and asphalt overlay of Ajebandele- Ijebu Ode-Shagamu Road in Ogun State.
Some of the projects scheduled for substantial completion in 2020/2021 and other priority projects, according to the Minister, include:
Rehabilitation of Alesi-Ugep (Iyamoyung-Ugep) Section in Cross River State
Construction of Yenegwe-Okaki-Kolo-Nembe-Brass Road
Completion of rehabilitation of Ada-Okere-Ukoni-Amedokhiom Old Road, Uromi, Edo State
The rehabilitation of Odukpani-Itu-Ikot Ekpene Road in (Section i) and Odukpani-Itu Bridge Head in Cross River State
Construction of Bodo-Bonny Road with a bridge across the Opobo Channel, in Rivers State,
Rehabilitation of Odukpani Junction-Akpet Central Section of Calabar-Ikom-Ogoja Road in Cross River State
Rehabilitation of Oshogbo-Ilesha Road in Osun State
Dualization of Abeokuta-Ibadan Road
Reconstruction of Apapa-Wharf Road in Lagos State, among others
The four bridges under the priority projects are:
Construction of Ibi Bridge
Completion of construction of Chanchangi Bridge along Takum-Wukari Road in Taraba State
Construction of Ikom Bridge in Cross River State
The emergency rehabilitation/maintenance of Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos
The construction of Agaie-Katcha-Barro Road in Niger State
Construction of Baro Port to Gulu Town in Niger State.