The long suffering of pedestrians and incessant accident caused by lack of a flyover bridge to carry traffic across the Lagos /Benin Express at the flash point of Ore T-junction may soon be over.
This was revealed today by Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN while presenting 2018 Appropriation Bill to the State House of Assembly on Friday 22nd December, 2017, at the Assembly Complex, Igbatoro Road, Akure.
Governor Akeredolu highlighted among other roads to be constructed the fly-over (Interchange Bridge) at Ore Junction in his budget speech.
Worried by the incessant accidents on the Benin-Lagos road, the House of Representatives, in March 2013, urged the Federal Ministry of Works to construct flyover and pedestrian bridges across the road, especially the flashpoint at Ore junction in Ondo State.
However, the road has remained unattended to, leaving the people to lose many man hour cause by delay in vehicular movement. The road is always busy and notorious for fatal accidents.
The decision of Governor Akeredolu to include the road in the State’s budget is as a result of his unbridled determination to transform the economy of the State from civil servants driven to industrialized economy.
Other roads that feature in the 2018 Appropriation Bill are :
Dual carriageway of Ikare Township Roads;
Completion of the Dual carriageway of Owo Township Roads;
Rehabilitation of Igbe Road;
Rehabilitation of Selected Roads in Ose Local Government;
Rehabilitation of Ipele Township Road;
Dual carriageway of ‘A’ Division-Hospital Road-Olukayode Roundabout-Oke-Obere, Ijoka Road;
Construction of Oke-Obere, Ijoka in Akure to Idanre;
Construction of Gaga Community Road, Akure;
Construction of Oke- Ogba Community, Road, Akure;
Construction of Court of Appeal Road, Akure;
Rehabilitation of Selected Roads in Bolorunduro;
Rehabilitation of Igbara-Oke-Ibuji to Ondo/Ekiti State
Rehabilitation of Roads in Isarun in Ifedore Local Government;
Dual carriageway of Akure – Iju-Ita-Ogbolu to Ondo/Ekiti State Boundary;
Rehabilitation of Selected Roads in Ile-Oluji;
Construction of a fly-over (interchange bridge) at Ore Junction;
Rehabilitation of Selected Roads in Odigbo;
Rehabilitation of Selected Roads in Okitipupa; and
Rehabilitation of Selected Roads in Igbotu and Igbobini.
Source: The Unknown Nigeria