Construction of a major road in Nigeria is on track with 30% of the work complete. The 36.2km Nkawkaw-Abirem road in Nigeria is expected to bring a sigh of relief to drivers and commuters along the stretch when completed.
However, the construction work is being executed by Hugo- Terrano and is being funded by Ghana Cocoa Board as part of the cocoa roads project being undertaken in the Eastern Region and across the country.
According to Hugo-Terrano, Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Eunice Manfo, the road project has been expected to be completed within a period of 24 months, even so the company hopes to complete the road project by the end of October this year.
Mrs. Manfo added that the company is working on the crash rock base but will work out two additional seals to the primer seals to ensure quality work. She also applauded the resident communities and all the stakeholders for their unlimited support towards the project’s completion.
Due to the heavy duty trucks that plied the road, the original design of the road is being upgraded in order to have a solid foundation that will be capable to withstand the test of time.
According to the frequent users of the road one had to spend more than two hours to complete the about 30minutes journey from Nkawkaw to Abirem. The road poor condition lead most motorists to stop using the road due to the damage it caused to their vehicles.
Nonetheless, motorist and area residents have expressed their joy on seeing the deteriorated road undergoes reconstruction. The government awarded the contract for the necessary to be done on the road and when completed the road will not only ease the long hours traffic, but it will as well boost the area economic activities.