Plateau gov’t to construct flyover at British-America junction to Lamingo with dual carriage
Story from Yakubu VENTIM, Jos
The Plateau State Government plans to construct an interchange (fly over) at British America junction that will dualize from British American junction to Lamingo junction (1.7KM)
In line with the philosophy of the Rescue Administration of the Governor of Plateau State & Chairman, Northern Governors Forum Hon. Simon Bako Lalong, KSGG.
The Commissioner for Works Hon Pam Bot-Mang disclosed that government wishes to inform the general public that activities to execute the design and construction of the British America Junction Interchange (flyover) and dualization to Lamingo junction roundabout has commenced.
According to him, a compensation committee that will identify and recommend for the compensation of land and properties that may be affected in the execution of the project has been set up, inaugurated and has since swung into action.
He said the design part of the project has been completed and surveys such as geophysical surveys, soil testing, load test, etc are currently being undertaken to enable the Contractor, Messrs Craneburg Construction Co Ltd. begin the massive site mobilization.
He said, “In view of this positive development residents, motorists and the general public have recently noticed some activities by persons or group of persons around the designated areas carrying out various assignments, these activities would increase as the construction work commences in earnest, and as such may cause some inconveniences and disruptions in traffic flow and the daily activities of individuals and businesses around the area due to the road diversions and blockages at some point during construction.
“We have however, identified alternative routes around the construction site to ease traffic flow. Also, regular construction and traffic updates/advisories will be issued via various communication channels and platforms to guide residents, road users and the general public.
“It is in this light therefore, that all residents and road users are urged to exercise patience, understanding and please bear with us. The difficulties to be encountered will be short lived but the benefit to all will last a life time. He added.
The statement further said that the Rescue Administration calls on all the good and peace-loving people of Plateau State to cooperate fully so as to ensure the success of such noble project.