Olaiya flyover: Osun gov’t expresses optimism over speedy completion

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Abimbola Abatta, Osogbo

Osun State Government on Monday has assured the residents that the Olaiya Flyover bridge could be completed ahead of nine months earlier started.

The State’s commissioner for Works and Transportation, Engr. Remi Omowaiye in the company of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Transportation, Engr Toke Olaniyan disclosed this on Monday while speaking with journalists after the inspection of the project.

It should be noted that on February 28, 2021, Governor Gboyega Oyetola flagged off the construction of Olaiya flyover in Osogbo.

The N2.7 billion flyover, handling by Messrs Peculiar Ultimate Concerns Limited, is a 4-span of 15m each, with two Underpass bays for U-turning to Fakunle/Justrite and MDS/Post Office.

In his words, “We started this project three months ago, we are in the activity of the fourth month, which mean we are going to finish this project under nine months. work rate here is over 30 percent, which is an indication that we are moving faster than we envisaged.

“We make sure that we did not compromise standards and all regulatory bodies come here often and they see that we did not compromise standards.

“Before we started this project, we carried out our environmental impact assessment to look at the impact of the closure of Olaiya on the immediate environment. We kept on reviewing the impact and I can tell you we are able to manage all the challenges.

“While we are waiting for piles to cast we started doing drainage which supposed to be activities of week five but instead of us to wait we started to do drainages,” Omowaiye said.