Road Construction and Reconstruction Undertaken by the Nnamani Administration 1999-2003
Ever since coming into office Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani has pursued the responsibilities of governance with passion and dedication. Road rehabilitation and construction occupies a special place in the heart of the young and energetic Governor, investing already well over N4 billion in the sector. This figure includes a component of N600 million for rehabilitating federal roads advanced to the state by the federal government out of N1.2 billion spent on federal roads.

Fact in summary: Over 500 km of solid asphalt roads 100% completed.
Extensive road construction was embarked upon as soon as his Administration took off. And he has remained unstoppable. All over the state the presence of the Government is being felt. One good thing about his road projects (just like other projects) is that contracts for the road construction are awarded to reputable construction firms whose professionalism and competency can be vouched for any day any time. This is in sharp contrast with the old order in which family members and proxies were awarded such contracts. The results of such exercise were evident on the shoddy jobs that were delivered while a good number of the projects were abandoned completely after collecting mobilization fees.

It is instructive to observe that smooth and wide network of roads that make driving within the state capital a pleasurable experience greets a first-time visitor to the state. Specifically, there is the Enugu Ring Road network handled by the German construction firm, Messrs. STRABAG Nigeria Limited; rehabilitation of Enugu and Nsukka urban roads, which have already been delivered. The government also rehabilitated inter-city roads and opened up new ones. There are plans for government to deliver the Enugu Road Network by the year 2003. This road which starts from Enugu urban traverses the entire state joining the various neighbouring states of Abia, Ebonyi, Anambra and Benue.

As at February 2003 the roads in Enugu State rehabilitated or constructed by the Nnamani led administration all put together are well over 400 kilometres long, and work are still going on some more. As a standard, all the roads are covered with asphalt tar, a single coat surface with dressed shoulders. The Enugu urban roads are the Enugu Ring Road Network and Enugu Urban linking Nike Lake to Ehamufu, Abakpa Nike and Trans Ekulu Layout. Others are Ngbemena Road, Kenyatta Road, Robinson Street, Achara Layout Phase II and Ozalla - Agbani Road, etc.

OBOLLO-AFOR - OGRUTE ROAD in Uduenu Local Government Area from Ninth Mile, Enugu, to Makurdi road, including the spur at the junction of Ogrute is fifteen (15) kilometres long. It was executed at the cost of N300 million. The road has an asphalt concrete course and it is dressed at the shoulders. The road branches off to Effe at the border between Enugu and Kogi States, it then veers into Nsukka road, which has also been completed.

OJI RIVER - ACHI - AWGU ROAD is very strategic in that it links up vital parts of the state. The ten-kilometre road, which was constructed by the administration of Governor Chimaroke Nnamani, is important for facilitating inter-city transportation.

UDI - OZALLA ROAD, at 10 kilometres, is also strategic because it links towns and communities in the Enugu-West Senatorial District, which comprises Udi, Oji River - Awgu and Ezeagu Local Government areas Councils. Work on the road commenced early last year, and is still in progress.

URBAN ROADS RURAL ROADS
ENUGU URBAN ROADS PHASE I
Robinson St., Bishop Anyogu/Nise St., Adelabu St., Amawbia St., Agu St., Akpa St., Umuonye St., Osumenyi/Ohaofia Link Rd., Nkpokii Rd., ESUT/IMT roads, Court of Appeal, Nza/Govt. House Rd., Nokwa St., Ngwo St./Colliery Ave./Ochumba St., Akwata, Kingsway, ENTRACO & New Market roads.

ENUGU URBAN ROADS PHASE II
(1)Trans Ekulu - Phase IV Rd., Hill View Rd., 6th Ave., North 5th Ave., North 3rd Ave., Chief Jim Nwobodo Ave., Federal Ave., Dental Ave. (2) Achara Layout - Obioma St., Idodo St., Achina St., (3) Abakpa Nike - Imo River St., Igwe Edward Nnaji St., Obinagu Rd., Ogwu Agor St., Akubueze St., Nkwo Iji Nike.

NSUKKA URBAN ROADS
University Roundabout, Odenigbo/Junction roads, University Roundabout/Obukpa road.

ENUGU EAST SENATORIAL DISTRICT
Ozalla-Agbani-Udi-Amagunze Road
Agbani-Ugbawka-Nara/Agbani Township roads
Amechi Awkunanaw-Amodu-Umuze-Law School Roads
Law School Dual carriage entrance Road

ENUGU NORTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT
Opi-Nsukka Road
Nsukka-Ogurute-Obollo Road
Amufie-Uda-Obollo Road

ENUGU WEST SENATORIAL DISTRICT
9th Mile - Aguobu Owa - Umumba - Obunofia
Oji River - Achi - Awgu Road
Agwu - Ndeaboh - Nenwe - Odume Road

 


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