Rivers State Government has approved a contract for the construction of a sixth flyover bridge of 593 metres to ease traffic congestion in Port Harcourt , the state capital .
The new flyover , which will be located at the Kaduna Street Junction of the Aba Road Express Road , is expected to change the aesthetics of Port Harcourt and boost economic activities of the state .
The state Commissioner for Works , Eloka Tasie- Amadi, who disclosed this in Port Harcourt, said the approval was given during the State Executive Council meeting in Port Harcourt on Friday.
“ The Rivers State Executive Council presided over by His Excellency , the Governor of Rivers State (Nyesom Wike), has approved a contract for the construction of a flyover at the Kaduna Street junction of Aba Road in Port Harcourt and also approved the award of the contract to Messer Julius Berger .
“ The construction will involve a bridge of 593 metres and service lanes of about 770 metres . The reason behind this is that you will observe that the bridge (at Kaduna Street Junction ) is a two – lane bridge . And we are going to make it a four – lane bridge , dual carriage , ” Tasie- Amadi said .