The Kwara Government is to inaugurate the construction of Geri-Alimi roundabout to de-congest traffic in some parts of Ilorin Township.
The Kwara Commissioner for Works and Transport, Alhaji Aro Yahaya, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Ilorin.
He said the project was in line with the change mantra of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to deliver true democracy dividends to the people by transforming the state and boosting its economy.
The commissioner expressed optimism that on completion, the roundabout would ease traffic congestion in the area and also beautify the city.
He said the phase one aspect of the contract would be executed within nine months, while the phase two and three which would be extended to Umar Audi General Hospital road would last for 18 months.
According to the commissioner, the construction of the three phases of the project was awarded at the cost of N3.7billion.
He added that there would be 24 hours police surveillance at the roundabout on completion.
Yahaya further added that the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Asa-dam, Egbejila-airport and Odota-Lubcon to Gerewu roads had already commenced.
This, he said, was to serve as alternative link roads to decongest traffic as the Gari-Alimi project commences.