Nigeria’s Delta state has issued a US$104 million contract for the design and construction of three flyover bridges and a road expansion.

The government of the coastal state hopes that the road improvements will alleviate the traffic gridlocks experienced by the cities of Warri and Effurun, which form a conurbation.

Julius Berger Nigeria, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020, won the contract. The commissioner for works, Reuben Izeze explained that this was because of competitive pricing in relation to the quality of works and timely delivery. Julius Berger was also involved in constructing the Second Niger Bridge (link opens in new tab).

The state government will pay 25% in advance and then the balance over 30 months.

It is intended that the projects will be completed in December 2025.