Maintenance of Urban Roads Infrastructure in Kogi State, Nigeria

Poor design and maintenance of urban roads in Nigeria are great obstacles to the free movement of people, freight and information. Many urban commuters are made to waste valuable periods of time in their intracity movement. It is on this premise that this study examines the urban road infrastructure and how it is maintained in the Lokoja metropolis, a city located in the north central part of Nigeria. In the ancient city of Lokoja, three major roads were randomly selected from three tiers of governments in Nigeria to assess the maintenance of the urban transport routes in the city. A systematic random sampling technique was employed to select an average of fifteen buildings along the road segments on the principle of one in every 20th building. In each of the residential buildings sampled, only one head of household was selected and interviewed on the quality of road networks, provision and their maintenance. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data. The findings reveal that many of the urban routes in the city do not have either pedestrian walkways or roads media which compounds the mobility crises in the city. Pedestrians, motorcyclists and motorists and other road users compete on urban routes for their day to day transactions. Further analysis shows that more than 60% of urban routes in Lokoja have no drainage system. Those roads that have drainage facilities have been filled up by sand from the erosion activity. Many urban routes have no traffic lights. The erratic power supply has made it difficult for urban commuters to travel in the night. The study therefore concludes that further research needs to be conducted on the design of the urban road networks in Nigeria so as to achieve sustainable transport development.

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    • Alternate title: Maintenances of Urban Roads Infrastructure in Kogi State, Nigeria. Abstract republished with permission of City Net Scientific Research Center, Belgrade.
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    City Net Scientific Research Center Ltd.

    Belgrade,   Serbia 
  • Authors:
    • Adetunji, Musilimu Adeyinka
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  • Publication Date: 2014

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  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 365-374
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of Second International Conference on Traffic and Transport Engineering (ICTTE)

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  • Accession Number: 01600712
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9788691615321
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 2016 5:55PM