The use of Interlock for the construction of roads in swampy areas are much more sustainable than than the use of asphalt.
Disclosing this in an interview, the Project Manager of the contracting firm handling the construction of the 5.085 km interlock road in Warri, Mr Andy Thomas explained that interlock absorbs rain water easily which solidifies the foundation of the road.
Mr Thomas stated that though the use of interlock for road construction is much more difficult and expensive but maintenance of such roads are much easier. He disclosed that the project comprised 13 roads linking different areas in warri, pointing out that the firm is concentrating to deliver 6 before the rains set in.
According to Mr Thomas, the only challenge the firm had encountered in the course of construction is not being able to close the road for too long because the area is densely populated.
The project has reached an overall completion level of 50 percent Mr Thomas added.
Also speaking, the president of Okere-urhobo community, Mr Okumagba said the community is happy with the on-going construction works which is the second and best of its kind in the area.
Mr Okumagba said the community had been very co-operative with the construction firm, stressing that he always drew the attention of the superintending engineer to clarify issues whenever there was need.