Rivers state governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says the three flyover bridges under construction in Port Harcourt the state capital will be completed one month ahead of the initial deadline of February 2021.
The new development is coming after Julius Berger Nigeria PLC, the Construction firm handling the projects assured of delivering the Rebisi flyover (Garrision Junction) by October 2020.
Speaking to journalists after inspecting the bridges, Governor Wike said his administration is mindful of every promise made to Rivers people.
Such promises have included delivering critical infrastructure that will improve the economic status of the state and the life of the people.
“If you look at the Rebisi Flyover at Garrison junction, you’ll see that they are working hard to finish with the concrete superstructure by October so that motorists can ply the bridge. That’s what I’ve always said when you give work to good contractors, you will be comfortable that those jobs will be delivered.
“From what I have seen, ahead of their schedule of the work, it is important to know that Julius Berger is committed to making sure they handover the projects even before the time scheduled,” he said.
Commenting on the Rumuola flyover that is billed for expansion, Governor Wike said the chaotic traffic situation experienced there will be addressed with the planned expansion.
“Rumuola flyover was built under the military government. When there is maintenance work to do or a vehicle breaks down, it causes a lot of traffic jams, so the need to expand the flyover became necessary.
“The contract papers have been signed and I believe they are preparing to go to the site within the next few days.
“Generally, we are happy to achieve such feat within the shortest possible time and with the quality job done. We want the people to be confident that we will not take their mandate for granted and they will not regret reelecting us,” he added.