Challenge-Odo-Ona Road to be Completed in Three Months – Oyo Govt

The Oyo State Government has announced that the construction of the 12.5 km Challenge-Odo-Ona road is expected to be completed within the next three months. The Commissioner for Works and Transport, Prof. Dahud Sangodoyin, made this statement during an inspection of ongoing projects in Ibadan. He emphasized the road’s significance not only to the local economy but also to the overall economy of the state.

Prof. Sangodoyin expressed his satisfaction with the progress made by the contractor thus far. The contractor is currently finalizing the pavements, laying asphalt, and completing the drainage system. The Commissioner’s inspection is part of the government’s commitment to completing all projects awarded during its first term.

In addition to the Challenge-Odo-Ona road, other projects inspected included the 110 km Circular Road, the Led Gantry construction site of the Dr. Victor Omololu Olunloyo Airport Road, and the Dr. Victor Omololu Olunloyo Monumental Park. The purpose of these inspections is to assess project progress and determine completion timelines.

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Prof. Sangodoyin stated, “We just commenced Omituntun 2.0′ projects inspection, and we are starting with the Ibadan zone. We are now at Challenge-Odo-Ona road which is a 12.5 Kilometer road and what we want to check is simply the progress on the project and the timelines for the outstanding works, which will determine the possible date for the completion, and thereafter His Excellency will decide on the commissioning.”

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He further explained that the contractor’s commitment, value of work done, and quality of work are indicators of satisfaction. Currently, approximately 64 percent of the work has been completed, and with collective effort, the project should be fully completed by November.

Regarding the circular road, Prof. Sangodoyin revealed that the bridges and interchanges of the South-East segment, spanning 32 kilometers, will be finished by December 2023. Once completed, the circular road will alleviate traffic congestion in the city, boost the state’s economy, and enhance connectivity between different regions.

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The construction of the Led Gantry along the Dr. Victor Omololu Olunloyo Airport Road is set to be completed by the end of September, while the Dr. Victor Omololu Olunloyo Monumental Park will be ready on or before November 2023.


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