THE Delta State Government says it has concluded plans to embark on massive road and drainage rehabilitation and re-construction in the commercial city of Warri and environs.
Commissioner for Works, Hon. Solomon Funkekeme, who gave the hint while inspecting bad roads marked for repair in Warri and environs at the weekend, expressed government’s readiness to create access roads in the oil city.
According to our reporter, the commissioner inspected the access road to Tanker Park, Ekpan/Fasada Lane, NPA Express Road by the flyover to New NPA Gate, Mosheshe Street, Airport Road in Effurun, Udu Road in Enerhen, among others.
Accompanied by contractors and a team of engineers from his ministry, Funkekeme said when completed, the projects would boost the socio-economic fortune of the state.
He noted that construction of the access road to Tanker Park at Ekpan will not only make movement of trucks easy, it will also ease the regular traffic congestion in the city.
According to him, the flood-prone Fasaba Lane will become accessible and its drains opened up to discharge its contents into a functioning drainage system in the area.
The on-going laying and compacting of NPA Express Road from Ogunu Flyover to New NPA Gate, he said, would improve the traffic situation in the area and thus boost the economic activities of the people.
While blaming road failures in the city on non-compliance with town planning laws through erection of illegal structures across waterways and drain, the commissioner advised those involved to desist in the interest of development in Warri.