First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
An agreement has been signed to pay for the construction of a new 34km road link in Nigeria’s River State. The new link will connect Bonny Island with Bodo, improving transport for this key industrial area of Nigeria. The agreement was signed jointly between the Nigerian Government, Julius Berger
Nigeria, and Nigeria LNG. The road project is expected to cost US$331.62 million, with around half of the financing being provided by Nigeria LNG.
The project will include the construction of bridge sections, with the largest connecting Bonny Island to the Nigerian mainland. The project will be challenging due to the geology of the Niger Delta area. Once complete, the new road will provide a better link to Bonny Island, as well as giving an improved connection to the nearby Port Harcourt to Eket Expressway. Bonny Island is the location for major oil and gas facilities operated by Nigeria LNG as well as Agip, Chevron, Elf, Mobil and Shell. The new route will improve truck transport and reduce the current reliance on ferries.