The Oyo State government has begun Bill of Engineering Measurement and Evaluation, BEME, on not less than 255 roads across the 33 local government areas of the state for rehabilitation.
The Chairman, Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency, OYSROMA, Hon Ogunlade Busoye Soladoye, stated this on Friday while on inspection of some of the roads earmarked for rehabilitation across the state.
He said that the Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has approved a sum of N750 million for the agency in order to ensure zero potholes on the roads across the state.
He added that the roads are grouped into three zones, namely: Ibadan, Oyo/Ogbomoso/Iseyin and Ibarapa/Oke-Ogun zones.
He revealed that the 11 local government areas in Ibadan have been covered, while the remaining two zones are still being worked on.
Stressing that on assumption of duty, he made an extensive inspection of roads across the state, to ensure that rehabilitation of deplorable roads commence speedily; he urged the people of Oyo State to desist from dumping refuse on drainage, which may block waterways and result to water spillover, causing destruction of roads.
Some of the roads rehabilitated in Ibadan city include: Dugbe to Mokola roads; Femi Johnson junction along Oke-Ado road; Molete – Fire Station – Challenge Road; Adeoyo Hospital junction, (Ring Road); ANCE Roundabout, Dugbe and Railway Frontage, Dugbe, Ibadan.