Con­crete road cheaper, safer says Dan­gote

Daily Trust - - PROPERTY - From Sun­day Michael Ogwu, La­gos Jus­tify your com­pe­tence on project ex­e­cu­tion, COREN tells en­gi­neers

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.

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