Concrete road cheaper, safer says Dangote
AG-DangoteConstruction Company has called on governments at all levels to switch over to rigid pavement for road construction, saying it is more affordable, durable, safer and stronger.
Representative of AG-Dangote, Engr. Tunde Jimoh, who made the appeal at the ongoing Engineering Assembly of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) in Abuja, said the maximum life cycle of flexible pavement, known as Asphalt Road, was about 20 years.
Engr. Jimoh added that the life cycle of a rigid pavement or concrete road was 40 years or more.
He said, “The pavement type chosen depended on a number of factors which included expected traffic wheel load, load repetition, cost of construction and maintenance, etc.”
He said AGDangote was currently constructing the longest concrete road in the country located in Kogi State: the Obajana-Kabba Road.