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ARMA REHABILITATES DILAPIDATED ROADS AT MODEBE AVE ONITSHA

Onitsha-Anambra State Road Maintenance Agency (ARMA) has rehabilitated dilapidated roads at Modebe Avenue in a bid to ensure safety of life of motorists.

The exercise was carried out with 2 Durapatcher pothole repair machines.

Mr Martin Nwogbo a Civil Engineer working with ARMA said the use of Durapatcher was faster stressing that it could handle 50 potholes in a day depending on the size of the potholes.

The road under maintenance is very long.

Nwogbo listed stages of road maintenance to include cleaning debries off the affected area; applying a combination of gravel and bitumen with Durapatches machine which served as a binder between the existing road and gravel.

He explained that the bitumen black substance emulsion was usually boiled at 65 degree centigrade and would be spread with 1/2 inch chippings on the pothole while using Roller machine to compact the road.

He enjoined road users to avoid dumping of refuse on roads and drainages noting that burning of tyres on roads weaken the asphalt which in turn adversely affected life span of roads.

Mr Austine Ekezie a Tricycle operator (Keke driver) in the area said the road rehabilitation was a welcome development urging that such jobs should be of standard.

Mr Ifeanyi Okoye an electronics dealer said that Modebe Avenue was repaired last year lamenting that floodwaters adversely affected the road during rainy season.

Okoye then suggested that a proper supervision should be done on the road to achieve desired result.

Source: Anambra State Government