The highways linking the Northern part of Nigeria to the Southern part are of the highest importance to the growth of the Nation. This is the reason progress reports on the ongoing Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano road project are crucial since, when completed, the road will play a huge role in boosting the quality of road transportation between Northern and Southern Nigeria.
Construction work on the Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano road project is looking good so far
The journey of this road project began in 2017 after the FEC (Federal Executive Council) approved the sum of ₦155.7billion to construct a hybrid 2-lane-6-lane road network which will begin at Abuja and cut through all the top Northern regions including Kaduna and Zaria before ending at Kano state. In a bid to address the previous poor condition of this important road network, the Federal government commissioned Julius Berger to reconstruct and rehabilitate the 375.9km Dual Carriageway that starts from Abuja, passes through Kaduna, excludes the bypass and then goes to Zaria and Kano.
According to reliable sources, Julius Berger is currently adopting “cold recycling” technology in the construction of this road project – setting a record of being the first time any Nigerian road will be constructed using this method. Experts claim that this novel road construction solution increases the load-bearing capacity of new roads compared to the pavements of older roads that are constructed with a granular base. They also mentioned that this new technological solution usually extends the overall lifespan of a road. Quite impressive, isn’t it?
The completion of this Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano road will positively impact the economy of Nigeria
And in case you are curious to know when the construction of this Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano road will be completed, the press video below tells it all;
Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano expressway rehabilitation to be completed within three months
While work continues on the Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano road project, Lagos Government has reiterated its promise to make 4th Mainland bridge a reality under the leadership of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. This proposed bridge will serve as support for the current 3rd Mainland bridge that is one of the longest bridges in Africa till today.