Governor Ajimobi on Friday Flagged off the construction 110-kilometre Ibadan Circular Road.
The first phase of the project will be a four-lane, dual carriage motorway spanning a length of 35km from the existing expressway
The circular road will run through Ibadan, the state capital, pointing out that the first phase of 80 kilometres will start from Akilapa on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to Egbeda on Ibadan-Ife Expressway, while the second phase will commence from Egbeda and run through Akinyele to Iddo and back to Akilapa.
The road as a developmental project that will take the state to a higher level of development and place it at par with other developed cities of the world, adding that necessary legal backing had been accorded the project.
In the pursuit of his administration’s agenda to transform Oyo into a modern state of his dream, Governor Abiola Ajimobi identified the socio-economic benefits of the circular road project to the state and has diligently pursued its manifestation.
In realization of this vision, the state government signed a memorandum of understanding for the construction of the road through a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agreement with ENL Consortium Limited.
The circular road, when completed, is expected to ease intra and inter-city traffic congestion, especially for Ibadan which is fast becoming an industrialized city under the current administration.
The circular road will serve as a bye pass for inter-city traffic on routes outside Ibadan, while it will open a new economic corridor for controlled development in line with the Ibadan Master Plan.’’