Flood: Oyo government opens alternative routes in Olodo weeks after bridge collapse


The Oyo State government has opened an alternative road for residents of Olodo and other neighbouring communities in Ibadan.

The government made this announcement on Wednesday.

Saga Gist recalls that Olodo bridge collapsed as a result of a flood that ravaged some parts of Ibadan recently.

Commissioner for Works, Public Infrastructure and Transport, Professor Daud Kehinde Shangodoyin, announced the alternative road when he visited the 2.5 kilometre Oki Junction-Olodo Bank Road.

Shangodoyin was at the site in the company of the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Dotun Oyelade.

Shangodoyin informed that the state governor, Seyi Makinde also directed that another route from Oki through Kumapayi to Olodo, which is 3.8km, be fixed as an extra alternative route.

He appealed to road users to manage the alternative roads while reconstruction is ongoing at the damaged bridge.

“So, we needed to look for the easiest route to reduce the hardship on that road. Now, we have located a road, which is 2.5km from Oki junction to Olodo Bank. What we have done on this road is some repair work because it is an old and abandoned road.

“We have on the road, a 4m width of bridge, which was constructed during the Western region. We also have two streams in which we have placed steel pipes which are 6m long and 1.2m in diameter. We have done some classification and put some stone base so that it will be passable for our people.

“Also, we have identified another route, Oki-Kumapayi to Olodo, which is 3.8km. We are going to embark on the project so that we can have two alternative routes for our people plying this road.”

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