The popular Miccom street road, which had been under reconstruction for the past eleven months, is set for commissioning by the Alimosho Local Government authorities.
It would be recalled that reconstruction of the road was flagged off by the Council Chairman, Mr Jelili Sulaimon, on November 8, 2021, with a promise by the representative of Synergy Ultimate Nigeria Limited, the company handling the construction, Mr Najimdeen, that the project would take a maximum of six months to complete.
The Miccom street road, which connects other inner streets within the area, had been an eyesore for a very long time, with residents and motorists losing a lot of quality man hours to traffic gridlock on daily basis.
The road is a very important link between Akowonjo and Idimu road and its reconstruction now will ease traffic and reduce the man-hour wasted on the road.
The Spokesman to the Local government chairman, Babatunde Opeyemi Yusuf, in a release, said the road received “all required attention from commencement to completion, despite its huge cost which doubles the amount required to construct a regular coal tar roads.”
“With this reconstruction, aside the fact that flooding is totally eradicated, inter-locking blocks, as used, will absolutely prevent future depletion of the road by water if at all the road gets wet just after it rains,” he added.
He also said that Adebanjo street project is also set for commissioning.
According to Yusuf, Adebanjo and Miccom are among the most important roads in the local government owing to their ability to serve as an alternate routes for both Idimu and Akowonjo roads.
“Recall that the two roads used to be highly flooded when it rains due to poor channeling of their drainages. This consequently destroyed the coal tar used for it’s initial construction.
“Adebanjo street specifically is most affected by it’s drainage which doesn’t have a proper link with the water container connected to Ajisebiara-Mecca street. Therefore, the moving water do not have a proper link, consequently leading to a serious flooding,” he said.
The reconstruction was billed to end in May 2022 but it has dragged till October, four months behind schedule.
When asked the reasons for this, the spokesman to the local government boss told Community Standard that a lot of reasons were responsible for the delay.
“So many reasons, including changes in budget due to change in the cost of materials as demanded by the contractor.”
The date for the commissioning has not been fixed.