DELTA WORKS COMMISSIONER VISITS FAILED PORTION OF ASABA-UGHELLI ROAD, ASSURES FREE FLOW OF TRAFFIC WILL BE RESTORED BY WEDNESDAY

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Delta State Commissioner for Works, Mr Noel Omordon, twice on Tuesday visited the site of the failed portion of the Asaba-Ughelli road.

The road, currently being dualized by the state government, caved in at the Obo river axis of Ogwashi-Uku on Mobday after the river, which was diverted to create space for the construction of a bridge, overwhelmed the temporary channel, causing it to erode the soil and culverts underneath.

The situation had forced persons travelling to places beyond the river from the Asaba and Ughelli ends to break their journeys, as they had to walk across the failed portion to continue their trips in alternate vehicles. 

Omordon first visited in the morning to monitor the personnel of China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), handlers of the road project, as they battled to find immediate solution to the problem.

When he revisited in the afternoon, excavators had been deployed to reopen the filled natural waterway and block the temporary channel to be able to pile the failed portion.

Before leaving the site about 7pm, the temporary channel had been blocked and the failed portion was being piled with laterite awaiting compaction.

The contractor having achieved that much, the Works Commissioner confidently told newsmen that the road would be ready for use on Wednesday (tomorrow) and sympathized with road users for the inconvenience the development had caused them. 

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