Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Ganaja Flyover Lokoja

Coordinates7.7927° N, 6.7262° E
Official NameGanaja Flyover, Lokoja
Total length7.5 meters wide and 500 meters long
CrossesConnects Major axis of Lokoja, and Eastern Nigeria and to North
LocaleGanaja Junction, Lokoja, Kogi state
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Daily TrafficHigh
Toll gateNone

Residents of Lokoja, Kogi State’s capital, have expressed relief and excitement over the speed and quality of the new Ganaja junction flyover construction, a project undertaken by Governor Yahaya Bello’s administration to address the area’s persistent and perennial problem of incessant gridlock and car crashes.

The flyover is 7.5 meters wide and 500 meters long, with a slip road on both sides to take traffic from the eastern portion of the country and other connected highways, decongesting the area and giving safe options for motorists.

The flyover was built with a special focus on strength superior to other comparable projects in the country to accommodate heavy duty trucks plying the area to conduct business with manufacturers such as Dangote and BUA cement.

Ganaja Junction before the flyover was constructed

Because of its strategic location, the Ganaja flyover is planned to connect Kogi State with neighboring states, particularly in the South Eastern region, once finished. This would help Kogi state conduct business more smoothly and improve transportation services.

The project also includes an underground drainage system with a retaining wall to keep the soil embankment and backfills in place. This is an addition to the flyover’s strengthening details, which give it the requisite endurance and span while also preventing vibration.

The Ganaja bridge is one of the mega projects to be completed by Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state.