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Osun: Olaiya Flyover To Be Completed in 9 Months


By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

Osun State Government on Wednesday said the construction of proposed Olaiya Flyover bridge will begin on Thursday, 18th February, 2021 and be completed in nine months.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by Engr. Olatoke Olaniyan, Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Transport, and made available to journalists in Osogbo.

The statement reads, “This is to bring to the attention of residents and motorists that the Government of the State of Osun will as from tomorrow by 11am, on Thursday, 18th February 2021 close down for a period of nine months the popular Olaiya Intersection to pave way for the immediate construction of a 625 metres flyover, to arrest the incessant and avoidable accidents and traffic gridlock associated with the area.

“In order to ensure economic activities are not totally paralyzed and ensure free flow of vehicular movements within and around Osogbo, diversion routes have been created and road diversion signs installed. Men of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Nigeria Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and OYES will be assisted by officers from the office of transportation in the ministry of works and transport, and other paramilitary organizations in the 9 months of the construction to guide and direct motorists.”

It would be recalled that a three-hour demo was observed three weeks ago to sensitize the public and observe all precautionary measures towards the diversion routes

The statement added that corrections and observations noted during the test have been effected and new routes created.

It then enjoined members of the public to observe the road signs and cooperate with law enforcement agencies to make the road diversions as seamless and smooth as possible.


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