Work has begun on the Akure – Ijoka – A Division dualization. Already, demolition of structures on the road corridor has begun. The work commenced from the government owned state high Court.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Sunday, visited the state high Court to assess parts of the structures that had been demolished to give way for the dualization.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works, Engr. Taiwo Otun, said the dualization would be done in phases from A Division to Olukayode roundabout – Alafiatayo Junction, another phase to Oluwatuyi roundabout down to Ijoka.
The Permanent Secretary said after several stakeholders meeting, it was agreed that project execution should begin.
He said the contractor is starting with demolition of government owned structures to set out corridors for the dualization.
Engr. Otun said properties owners are being allowed to get useful materials out of their buildings before demolition.
The Chairman of the Corridor Aquisition Committee and Permanent Secretary of the ministry of Lands and Housing, Engr. Alex Aragbaye, said the government is acquiring 40 meters of the road corridors from both left and right.
He said compensation of properties owners will start after demolition. He assured that all properties’ owners will receive their compensation whether they have Certificate of Occupancy or not.