Why OPIC - Iwe-Irohin Road Was Temporarily Closed - OGPWA - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Why OPIC - Iwe-Irohin Road Was Temporarily Closed - OGPWA

The ongoing construction of OPIC/Iwe-Irohin road

Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji 
ABEOKUTA - The Ogun State Public Works Agency (OGPWA) has explained that, the temporary closure of OPIC/Iwe-Irohin road was due to the strategic importance of the road being the major access to the central business district of the city. 

The General Manager of the agency, Arc. Gbenga Akintola noted that, the agency had to wait for the dry spell in order to allow his team work unhindered by the rain.

Arc. Akintola maintained that, the road had issues with perennial erosion that always block an entire lane, leaving road users with the other lane to ply during the raining season, thus, necessitating the need for an underground culvert that would link the water coming from the Iwe-Irohin area to the drainage along the business district. 

"The much touted Iwe-Iroyin road in Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta has received the attention of the Ogun State PublicWorksAgency (OGPWA) as the maintenance gang of the agency began a repair effort on that axis recently.

"We are trying to make this road accessible for our road users
through proper channelization of the expected water that will always come from the Housing Estate and the Iwe-Iroyin junctions, and to control this, we are placing culverts underneath the road which will lead the water to the
drains on the other side” Akintola said.

Similarly, the General Manager of the Agency, Arch. Gbenga Akintola has disclosed that the remaining bad sections of the Sagamu-Abeokuta express road has been fixed. 

He however, added that maintenance work on that road was an on-going process which attention would be devoted to everytime it is needed.

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