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Finally, Oyo Govt Opens Olodo Bridge To Vehicular Movement

Barely ten months after the closure of the old Olodo bridge, the Oyo State Government on Saturday announced that the newly-built bridge will be open to vehicular movement.

This is as the State Government allowed cars and buses to drive on the rebuilt portion of the bridge situated in Ibadan, the state capital.

The finished right side of the bridge, which connects to Osun State, was launched by Governor Seyi Makinde, who was accompanied by Professor Dahud Shangodoyin, Commissioner for Public Works, Infrastructure, and Transport.

The Governor said,  “It is with fulfilment and joy that I welcome you to the event of today, which is a further demonstration of this administration’s commitment to the delivery of dividends of democracy to all the nooks and crannies of the state without regard to the political inclination, religious affiliation or socio-economic group of our people.

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“The need for construction of 35.6km Iwo Road-Olodo Bank-Elesingodogbo-Odo Oba (Oyo/Osun State boundary) was borne out of the passion of the current administration in Oyo State to concentrate energy on projects with potentials for the expansion of the economy of the state and engineering a modern Oyo State.

“The pavement at the approaches of the bridge is made up of 200mm thick lateritic sub-base, 200mm thick stone base, 50mm asphaltic binder course and 40mm asphaltic concrete wearing course, the surfacing is completed with road lane marking.”

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