By Sulaimon Sheriff

The Honourable Commissioner for Public Works, Infrastructure and Transport, Professor Dahud Sangodoyin, today, has announced that the Oyo State Executive Council has approved the reconstruction of over 100kms of roads within Ibadan.

The Oyo State Executive Council, who met on December 5, 2023, after an extensive 6-hour meeting, agreed to reconstruct selected roads within Ibadan, Oyo State.

The asphaltic and rehabilitation of some selected and deplorable state roads in Ibadan will be carried out by the Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency (OYSROMA). The approved roads for reconstruction under OYSROMA include UI junction – Agbowo linking Ojoo Expressway Spur to Preboyes, Eleyele-Sango Road, Zion Plaza Olusoji Avenue linking Alao Akala Road Expressway, and Eleyele – Ologuneru road junction(culvert), Eleyele Roundabout -water Corporation-Eruwa Garage Road.

The total cost for the reconstruction is N553,604,734.3kobo with a duration of 3 months.

Additionally, the Asphaltic improvement/rehabilitation of other selected roads in Ibadan is in two parts. Lot 1 and lot 2 include a total of 12 roads. Lot 1, with a total of 70.45km, consists of 10 roads to be constructed by Messr Kopek Construction limited at a contract sum of N224.8 billion for a duration of 12 months, while Lot 2, awarded to Radcom Construction company, consists of 14.30km with a contract sum of N1.88 billion for a duration of 6 months.

Furthermore, the Oyo State Executive Council approved the implementation of road infrastructure component of the 32.2km Section 1 of the East Wing of Senator Rasheed Ladoja Circular Road lot 1 and lot 2. Lot 1 is from Lagos – Ibadan Expressway end to Jagun village which has 15.5KM and was awarded to Messr Craneburg Construction Company linked N42.34 B for a duration of 18 months. Lot 2 is from Jagun village to Ibadan-Ife expressway interchange awarded to Kopek Construction Company limited at a contract sum of N44.17 billion for a duration of 18 months.

The approval of these road reconstruction projects is a significant step towards improving the infrastructure in Ibadan and will provide better road connectivity for residents and businesses in the area.

Below are the roads earmarked for reconstruction
Roads to be reconstructed under OYSROMA, a duration of 3 months include;

– UI junction – Agbowo linking Ojoo Expressway Spur to Preboyes

– Eleyele-Sango Road

– Zion Plaza Olusoji Avenue linking Alao Akala Road Expressway

– Eleyele – Ologuneru road junction(culvert), Eleyele Roundabout -water Corporation-Eruwa Garage Road.

Lot 1 Roads to be reconstructed by Messr Kopek Construction limited for a duration of 12 months include;
OSHUNTOKUN – HOUSING CORPORATION – ELEWURE JUNCTION – AWOLOWO JUNCTION RD 2.99 km

AARE JUNCTION – ASHI ALONG BODIJA ROAD 3.48km

BODIJA OJUIRIN – ASHI BASHORUN WITH SPUR TO OJOO 3.45 km

DUALIZATION OF U.I (PREBOYE JUNCTION) – BODIJA MARKET – SECRETARIAT – TOTAL GARDEN – BEERE ROUND ABOUT, IBADAN 15.53km

GOVERNMENT HOUSE – NTA JUNCTION – IKOLABA JAMB OFFICE – OFFICER’S MESS – FEDERAL SECRETARIAT-CUSTOM OFFICE, IBADAN 6.131km

DUALIZATION OF QUEEN CINEMA DUGBE – MOKOLA – SANGO – TRANS AMUSEMENT PARK JUNCTION 11.74km

DUALIZATION OF MOLETE UNDER BRIDGE – OKE ADO – OKE BOLA – QUEEN CINEMA, DUGBE 9.3km

IYAGANKU – SEVENTH DAY – OKE BOLA JUNCTION AND OLUBADAN STADIUM JUNCTION – VALE COLLEGE – NUJ PRESS CENTRE JUNCTION WITH SPUR TO TOTAL FILLING STATION – RADIO NIGERIA – KOBIOWU ESTATE AKINYEMI JUNCTION, RING ROAD 3.85 km

DUALIZATION OF MILE 110 – RING ROAD MOBIL- CHALLENGE CAR PARK 8.5KM

GENERAL GAS JUNCTION – KOLAPO ISOLA GRA – IYANA CHURCH WITH SPUR TO DIZENGOF JUNCTION ROAD, IYANA CHURCH, IBADAN 5.48km

Lot 2 Roads awarded to Radcom Construction company, for a duration of 6 months include;
DUALIZATION OF BUS STOP GATE – OJE – BEERE – OJA OBA – MOLETE UNDER BRIDGE 10.8km

OKE ADU – ODE AJE – AREMO – ORITA APERIN 3.5KM