The Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) through the presidency has announced it’s plans the rehabilitate potholes in the country within six weeks
According to the acting Managing Director, FERMA, Mr Godson Amos, he said the urgent need was a result the constant delay on highways as the rainy season begins. He added that the proposed project for all federal government roads to fill all potholes and abandoned road projects would be done for six week.
He stressed that, ”The failures on the roads are mostly caused by the incessant rainfall being experienced in many parts of the country, which results in cutting off of roads embankment and collapsing of many carriageway sections at many locations across the country.“Also excessive traffic, overloading of vehicles coupled with the age of the roads are other factors that have contributed to the dilapidation of the federal roads.
“This hinders the free flow of traffic, causing colossal damages to vehicles, wastages of productive man hours and huge discomfort to road users.“Our of engineers in the Field Offices have already carried out a route condition survey of the Federal Roads and have identified all critical failures like road embankments washout and failed carriageway section for the agency to take action.”