The Rivers State Executive Council has approved the award of two contracts for the construction of two more flyover bridges in Port Harcourt at the cost of N12.4bn. Port Harcourt Flyovers
One of the flyover bridges will be at the intersection of the Olu-Obasanjo Road. The other will be at the Port Harcourt Aba Expressway, popularly called Waterlines junction. It will be 800 metres long.
The Special Assistant to the Governor, Kelvin Ebiri, said in a statement. He said that the council gave the approval at its meeting.
The statement said the second flyover would be at the intersection of the Olu-Obasanjo Road and Ikwerre Road. It would stretch up to the Azikiwe Street and would be one kilometre long.
The Commissioner for Works, Elloka Tasie-Amadi briefed journalists after the meeting. He said the approval was sequel to two memos his ministry presented to the council.
He said, “The memos were approved by the Government of Rivers State. Consequently, it will be awarding two contracts to Julius Berger Nigeria Plc for the construction of the two Port Harcourt flyovers.
“One of them will be at the intersection of the Olu-Obasanjo Road on the Port Harcourt/Aba Expressway in the state. That bridge will be about 800 metres long.
“The other flyover bridge will be constructed at the intersection of the Ikwerre Road. That is where you have the Olu-Obasanjo Road and Azikiwe Street. This one will be one kilometre long. Both projects will come at a combined cost of about N12.4bn.”