Ekiti State government has approved the construction of a one-kilometre flyover bridge in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
The would be second flyover bridge in the capital city and by extension in the state is to be constructed from the popular ijigbo roundabout (Union Bank, Ajilosun) to the First Bank area of Okeyinmi roundabout of the town.
The commissioner for information, Hon. Taiwo Olatunbosun, who made this known, said the state government has also approved the rehabilitation of the Ikere-Ise-Emure Road.
Olatunbosun disclosed this in Ado Ekiti while briefing journalists on the outcome of the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting.
The commissioner said the development was part of the government agenda to rapidly improve infrastructure in the state.
“The flyover bridge was initially proposed from Irona to Mathew (Saint Paul) but later changed to commence from Ajilosun(Union Bank) and terminate at Okeyemi (First Bank), Ado-Ekiti after a critical review of the traffic volume and gridlock along Oja Oba Market to Ajilosun axis.”
The projects, according to him, would ease traffic flow, improve socioeconomic activities of the areas and make lives and property of people more secure on the roads and add aesthetic value to the state capital.
The bridge, he said, is expected to be completed in 24 months.