By Tina Oki
Delta State Commissioner for Works (Urban and Highways), Mr Noel Omodon has expressed satisfaction with the pace and quality of work done by the contractor handling the Orhere Bridge and Access Road project.
Speaking while inspecting the project over the weekend, Mr Omodon expressed optimism that the project would be delivered by the first quarter of year 2023.
According to Mr Omodon, “Not much was done during my last visit to this site a couple of months ago, but with what I have seen today, a lot has been achieved as the project has progressed tremendously.”
The works commissioner charged the consruction company handling the project to take full advantage of the season to prepare all precast elements needed for the job as this would give them enough time to set and cure.
He explained that the project had been stalled due to the high level of flooding, even as he expressed optimism that as soon as the water receded, work would commence in full swing.
Earlier, the project engineer of the construction firm, Engr Eric Ikoho, revealed that the project was awarded in 2020 and assured that it would be delivered by the first quarter of next year.
Engr Ikoho said all hands were on deck to ensure that all precast elements were constructed even with the flood, adding that they would commence launching of the beams in January 2023.