Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State, last week in Asaba, inaugurated the fly-over bridge constructed at the cost of N3.5 billion to ease the traffic jam within the area.
The fly-over construction contract, which was awarded on August 6, 2013, was constructed over the existing two-lane roundabout, and also expanded to three lane, complemented with U-turns with independent entry and exit lanes.
The scope of the works includes a 120 metre-long six-span bridge, two ramps of about 140 metres each on either approach, bringing it to a total of 400 metres long.
Uduaghan, who was accompanied by his Commissioner for Works, Funkekeme Solomon, other top government functionaries and prominent traditional rulers from across the state, stressed that the fly-over will totally eliminate any traffic hitches at the intercession.
The governor said : “With this ceremony and the inauguration of the Utor bridge at Ebu, a very short link to Edo state and thence Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Northern parts of the country has been provided, traffic will not only grow in leaps but would be very fast with heavy-duty trucks plying the Asaba-Illah route”
Due to to the rapid geometrical urbanization growth in the connecting Core-Areas of Okpanam and Anwai/ Ugbolu axis of the state capital the project became necessary to curb the huge traffic jam that the existing two-lane roundabout.