Rivers State Government has approved the construction of a new flyover measuring 505 metres at the GRA junction along the Port Harcourt Aba Expressway.
The Commissioner for Works, Austin Ben-Chioma, who spoke in Port Harcourt on Thursday, said the approval was given at the state Executive Council meeting chaired by Governor Nyesom Wike.
Ben-Chioma said the council also approved the dualisation of Ezimbu Link road connecting Stadium Road from GRA junction and the Tombia road extension linking Ikwerre road.
He said council considered the Rumuola flyover as no longer fitting for the city and approved its expansion to become four lanes to ease vehicular movement and boost economic activities.
“To ensure that motorists do not suffer untold hardship during the road constructions, the state government will create alternative routes”, he said.