The Imo State Ministry of Works has kick started the phased maintenance of roads across the state.
The state Commissioner for Works, Ralph Nwosu disclosed this in his office while fielding questions from newsmen.
Nwosu noted that the phased maintenance of the roads is in accordance with the operation zero potholes policy of the ministry.
He listed the roads where maintenance work would be carried out to include DSS Road, Works Layout Road, Orlu Flyover-Orji Flyover, Orji Flyover-Bishop Court roads.
Others are Cherubim Junction – IMSU Back Gate; Wetheral – Ikenegbu Girls – Jevinick Restaurant- Holy Cross Catholic Church; Onukaogu Extension – Mbonu Street; Nwaturuocha by MCC – Prison and Item Street.
The rest are Hospital Junction – West Brook Hotel- Court road; Concorde – Ahiajoku – PH Road; Ebere Links – Saga Suite Hotel; House of Assembly Junction – Area “H”; Concorde Secretariat road; Concorde- IBC-NTA Road; Jacob Zuma Road; Chidi Akuruwa Street by Teacher’s House and Civic Centre Road.
The commissioner warned that the maintenance of these roads must be done in line with the engineering best practices, adding that government would not tolerate sharp practices by any contractor aimed at shortchanging Imo people.
He stressed that the ongoing maintenance of roads in the state capital will continue to come in phases and will cut across the state while reiterating government’s resolve in providing dividends of democracy to her citizens.
Nwosu charged the contractors carrying out the road maintenance exercise to put in their best towards delivering quality jobs as development partners and not as business men.