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Construction of British-American Flyover nears completion

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos

JOS – As work continues steadily at the construction site of the British-American Flyover and Dualisation to Lamingo Roundabout Junction, the management and staffs of the construction company, Craneburg Construction Ltd, have shown uncommon determination to keep to the deadline of delivering the project. 

It is recalled that, some months ago, some of the staffs raised concerns over welfare matters and threatened to down tools, which led to immediate intervention of Governor Simon Lalong, who directed the Commissioner for Works, Pam Bot-Mang to ensure that the matters were adequately addressed. 

Following the intervention, the workers put behind them the setback and continued to work with commitment and vigour.

Today, the workers are full of joy that most of their concerns have been addressed and the project is going on as planned, while most of the pillars have been erected and the cross beams are being cast and will soon be ready for mounting. 

Our correspondent reports that, the accompanying bridges have also attained significant progress, and the governor paid an unscheduled visit to the project site and expressed delight over the progress so far, and urged the contractors to sustain the level of work, which he observed was done with high quality and at a good pace.

He was assured by the Commissioner for Works, Pam Bot-Mang and the site Engineer, Mr. Dani, that the project will be done according to plans and delivered on schedule, all things being equal.

Also, the relocation and reconnection of water pipes and power lines have substantially been completed and water and light are being gradually restored to affected communities.

One could recently recall that, when the governor inspected the Polo Roundabout where a fuel tanker crashed and resulted in huge damage to property around the area, the governor said the permanent solution to the incessant accidents along the Polo Roundabout was the completion of the British-American Flyover, which will provide alternative route for heavy-duty trucks passing through the city.

During the inspection, he expressed delight, saying: “We continue to appreciate and commend residents and motorists affected by the construction, directly or indirectly, for their patience, support and understanding thus far, as we continue to “THINK PLATEAU and ACT PLATEAU!!”

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