- Reconstruction of Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria to Kano expressway has commenced
- According to reports, the reconstruction is expected to cost N155.4 billion
- The reconstruction of the 375.4km expressway was awarded to Julius Berger with a completion period of 36 months
The reconstruction of Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria to Kano expressway has been flagged at a cost of N155.4 billion.
Daily Trust reports that minister of power, works and housing Babatunde Raji Fashola who spoke during the flag-off ceremony Tuesday, June 26, at Ciromawa in Garun Malam local government area of Kano state said, the federal executive council gave approval for reconstruction of the expressway based on its importance as the major road linking the north and south of the country.
Fashola disclosed that the reconstruction of the 375.4km expressway was awarded to Julius Berger with a completion period of 36 months. He also disclosed that the project would be executed simultaneously in three phases:
“There will be no reason to stop work for lack of funds as the President had assured us of that, the work will continue non-stop till we gathered here again to commission it," he said.
On his part, Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano, commended the federal government on its decision to reconstruct the road, which was being described by motorists as ‘death trap’ due to its deplorable state for decades.
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