“I was at the site of the ultra modern Osisioma Traffic Interchange popularly called the OSISIOMA FLYOVER today to see the progress of work. After several weeks of piling works and underground civil and metal works, the shape of the pillars that will carry the massive edifice is gradually showing.” – Onyebuchi Ememanka wrote.
Project Consultant, Engr. Njoku told me that they will cast the two major pillars by Monday next week.
He went ahead to explain the nature of the Flyover. According to him…
“The structure will rest on a total of 16 mega pillars. Each pillar, which will be formed by the metal and civil works you see carries 10 piles of 25 meters each buried underground. There shall be eight pillars on either side. So on the whole, the structure will be carried by a total of 160 piles of 25 meters each. The Flyover shall have four lanes up, two on either side. Each side to be carried by 8 mega pillars. There shall be four lanes down, two on either side. The sides facing inward Abayi and the other side facing inward Osisioma shall have two lanes each. My brother, this is a mega project and bigger than any other interchange in the South East”.
I (Mr. Ememanka) asked him when it is likely to be finished.
He (Project Consultant) said…
“The Governor is not joking with this project. He has been following up on us. Our major challenge is the rains. Hopefully, by early next year, the project will be commissioned. If the Governor had his way, we would have finished this work by December but you know, the nature of such projects, some aspects of the work cannot be abridged. We are at work 7 days a week. The Governor personally calls at least once everyday to know how we are doing. He is seriously on our neck. But definitely by the end of this year, the major shape of the Flyover will be there for all to see”.
Culled from Onyebuchi Ememank’s article titled “UPDATES ON THE OSISIOMA FLYOVER”