By Gbenga Oluwatoyin
The Ogun State Government has mulled the possibility of providing durable drainage by extending the ongoing construction work on the Panseke-Adigbe Road in Abeokuta, to reach the popular Opako Bridge along Obada Road.
The extension will put a permanent stop to the perennial destruction of the retaining walls on the busy bridge, due to the lack of proper drainage.
The initial Panseke-Adigbe road project contract was signed and started by Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s government was 500-metre short, but abandoned it afterwards.
However, Governor Abiodun is working with the contractors to extend the drainage to the Opako bridge, to ensure proper flow and channeling of water.
Site engineers and excavators were sighted at the bridge as of Saturday to put washed off materials back in place so that the road may become motorable, pending the time the drainage work reaches it.
The State Government pleads with road users and residents to cooperate with engineers on while the construct work lasts at the location