In line with his pledge to construct three major flyover bridges in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Saturday alongside engineers and contractors assessed the preliminary works towards achieving the goal.

Governor Wike who was accompanied by Permanent Secretary, Rivers State Ministry of Works and Director General of Rivers State Bureau for Public Procurement, Mr Igonibo Emmanuel Thompson , Governor Wike inspected the sites of the proposed flyover bridges at Garrison, Artillery and Rumuokoro.

The Governor discussed the structural designs of the three flyover bridges with the engineers and officials of the Rivers State Ministry of Works, agreeing on adjustments and additional details.

The engineers explained specific aspects of the works to be carried out to ensure the delivery of the bridges as approved by the Rivers State Government.

For the three bridges, Governor Wike and the officials of the State Ministry of Works and engineers discussed the distance, width and area that they will cover.

They also confirmed the approach and ending of the respective flyover bridges.

Also on Saturday, Governor Wike inspected ongoing road expansion and reconstruction within the GRA Phase Neighbourhood.

It will be recalled that Governor Wike after his oath of office for his second term stated that he will construct the three bridges to ease traffic flow around the affected areas.

Simeon Nwakaudu,
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
7th September, 2019.

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