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FERMA Embarks on Road Maintenance in Ebonyi

FERMA Embarks on Road Maintenance in Ebonyi

Akinyemi Ojo, Federal Roads Maintenance Engineer of the Federal Road Maintenance Agency FERMA, Ebonyi State Field Office Thursday said the agency has rehabilitated a collapsing twin-bridge and road on the ever-busy Abakaliki/Enugu expressway.

The bridge and road which is located at the Ndiebo Ishieke axis of the highway, became impassable with accidents and robberies occurring on it daily.

“Some months back, we had a serious washout, a life-threatening washout there. But to the glory of God, our agency has been able to approve money to make that reinstatement washout.

“We have repaired the washout, made provision for the retaining wall and filled back the eroded place. We did our work there and we have asphalted the place.
*We have about two projects in that particular place. There is a spot on the road where people are having accidents on that bridge. So, we have been able to fill this pothole on that road”.

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He decried the state of many federal roads in Ebonyi including Okposi/Nara road, Abakaliki/Oferekpe road, Oso Edda/Abia State border road, Nguzu/Ohafia Abia State road, Ishiagu mile 2 Abia State border road, Afikpo/Okigwe highway, among others.

Engr. Ojo explained that FERMA has reported the roads to the federal government for urgent attention to save motorists and other road users from untold misfortune on the road.

He further said that FERMA will commence another rehabilitation work on another section of the Abakaliki/Enugu highway that was constructed with concrete which has also become a life-threatening point for motorists and other road users.

“We are commencing another one on that same Abakaliki/Enugu highway. We have some patching of the concrete road that was constructed some years back. There is an area that develops a fault. We are now attending to that road”, he said. Ends