SMEC, in association with Mansion Consulting Ltd, has been engaged by the Road Sector Development Team (RSDT) to consult on the Design and Construction of the Asphaltic Concrete Overlay of the Abakaliki – Mbok (Ogoja Junction) and Ikom – Mfum Roads along the Bamenda-Enugu Road linking Cameroon and Nigeria.
Part of the Trans African Lagos - Mombasa economic corridor, the Bamenda-Enugu Road is key to economic progress and regional integration.
The scope of the work includes Design and Construction Supervision.The Design Phase includes:
- Road inventory and condition data
- Topographic survey of the road
- Geotechnical, pavement, and materials surveys and tests
- Identifying, sampling and testing of materials from suitable sites
- Detailed inspection and dimensioning of existing structures
- Investigation of the hydraulic and drainage efficiency of existing bridges, culverts and roadside drainage facilities
- Detailed pavement design
- Preparation of bill of quantities (BOQ) and bidding documents.
The Construction Supervision phase includes:
- Supervision of the works contracts to ensure that the executed works comply with the approved designs, specifications and sound engineering practices
- Preparation and issuing valuations and payment certificates as at when due and in line with the terms of the contract
- Monitoring the environmental impact mitigating measures during implementation
- Supervising any remedial works carried out during the defect liability period.
SMEC’s existing relationship with and previous work done for RSDT were key to achieving this project, which is strategically important as Nigeria’s transport sector has strong potential in the coming years.
The Bamenda-Enugu Road is a strategic corridor because it passes through major states in Nigeria and connects Cameroon and Nigeria. It provides an easy and quick means of transporting goods, especially agricultural products. There has also been a notable improvement in the livelihood of residents and businesses as the road becomes fully functional. The increased economic energy is creating jobs as local plantation owners hire workers for their growing operations.
- Technical Area:
- Transport – Roads, Bridges and Highways
- Road Sector Development Team (RSDT)