In order to enhance the beauty of the state capital, Adamawa state government has earmarked the sum of N8.1bn to construct a grade interchange and flyover in Jimeta, the administrative seat of power.
Flagging off the project Tuesday, governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri said the the grade interchange will gulf N5,089,580,087.69 while the flyover will gulf N3,043,853,469.56.
According to the governor, the Grade Interchange at Police Roundabout includes an underpass linking Galadima Aminu Way, Justice Buba Ardo road and an overhead bridge linking Atiku Abubakar road and Lamido Aliyu Mustafa road while a ground level overpass and a roundabout will also be provided to distribute traffic to all roads.
He added that the scope of the construction of the flyover at Total Filling Station Junction includes provision of roundabout to distribute traffic to all roads at the ground level and extra lanes on the roads on each side of the roads on the ground level.
Fintiri noted that the flag-off mark was epochal as it marks a major milestone in his administration’s commitment to actualizing key campaign promise of undertaking an urban renewal that will make Jimeta, Yola and other towns in the state, befitting models.
The Governor added that government has already commenced the construction of roads in Michika and Madagali towns, while the provision of Roads and Health infrastructure in Yola South, Numan, Fufore and other Local Government areas will follow suit.
He explained that the construction of the Flyover and Grade Interchange, in Jimeta is in anticipation of the capital’s ever expanding population and the attendant explosion in urban traffic and assured of total commitment to delivering of these projects and will not concede any inch to failure.
He appealed for understanding among residents of the State capital who will have to bear with the discomfort and disruption to traffic flow while construction is going on, calling on people endure the inconveniences as the Government commences its urban renewal agenda.
Earlier in his remark, the Commissioner of Works and Energy Development, Alhaji Adamu Atiku Abubakar said the contract was awarded to Triacta Nigeria Limited and assured that personnel of the ministry will work round the clock to ensure quality and timely delivery of the projects.
On his part, the Managing Director of Triacta Nigeria Limited, Engineer Elie Abu Farahat said the projects will be completed within the time-frame towards the end of 2021 while the company will ensure delivery of a quality work.