Sequel to relative gains made by security agencies, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc has begun emergency repairs around Kilometre 75 Abuja – Kaduna Expressway.
According to a statement from the Group Head, Media Relations Office of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, Prince Moses Duku, this was in response to the hardship caused by the deplorable condition of that portion of the highway.
Julius Berger Nigeria Plc is currently reconstructing the 376-kilometer Abuja-Kano Road (AKR) and has made tremendous progress at different sections of the AKR project.
The project is divided into Sections 1 (Abuja-Kaduna), 2 (Kaduna-Zaria) and 3 (Zaria-Kano), and out of 376 kilometres, over 152 kilometres have progressed up to the wearing course with 140 kilometres already handed over, the statement claimed.
He said: “Regrettably, Section 1 has lagged largely due to disruptions by activities of bandits and other criminal elements along the axis.
“However, with the remarkable and reassuring gains made by members of the armed forces and other security agencies recently, Julius Berger engineers are returning to the site to commence the reconstruction of this 165-kilometre section of the project. Top-level meetings are also ongoing between the management of Julius Berger and the Kaduna State Government to ensure that the project can continue hitch-free.
“The AKR currently has a total of 4480 number manpower deployed on and off-site, and with the 74km length Section 2 (Kaduna to Zaria) project nearing completion, Julius Berger hopes to bolster its number of men and equipment on the remaining Sections, most especially Section 1, guaranteeing intense pace in the delivery of the project.
“Julius Berger Nigeria Plc again reassures commuters and the general public of its commitment to delivering a quality road project that will serve them and ease their current challenges on the road.”