The Ogun government said on Saturday that it has commenced repair works on the popular Iwe-Irohin road at Oke-Ilewe area of Abeokuta to ameliorate the sufferings of road users.
The General Manager of the Ogun Public Works Agency (OGPWA), Arch. Gbenga Akinola, stated this during an inspection visit to the area.
Akintola stated that the road was strategic and has continued to serve as major access to the central business district of the city.
He dismissed claims that government response to road maintenance was slow.
Akinola explained that the agency had to wait till the dry season to allow unhindered work by its workers to maximise man – hours on the road.
He stressed that the road required an underground culvert that would link the waters coming from Iwe-Iroyin area to the drainage along the business district,
The OGPWA boss opined that such underground culvert would help to distil the drains in the area to allow for free flow of water in preparation for the raining season.
“We are trying to make this road accessible for our road users through proper channelisation of the expected waters that will always come from the housing estate and Iwe-Iroyin junctions.
“In order to control this, we are placing culverts underneath the road which will lead the waters to the drains on the other side,” he said.