The Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project in the Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
In the interest of improving roads in their rural communities the Ondo State Government, through Governor Akeredolu, has entered the World Bank assisted Rural Access Mobility Programme (RAMP), later renamed the Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP), with the intention of creating farm to market access roads.
The objective of the Project is to bring about enhanced productive capacity and rapid development of Nigeria’s rural areas and the improvement of the living standards of its dwellers, through the provision of improved and efficient rural transport infrastructure necessary for economic and social development.
Project Description: An area of the Molege Road link to the Owo Township Road was selected to perform a demonstration with the Engineered Base Stabilizer (EBS) to show the advantages over the asphalt method.
Application: The existing surface was scarified, then shaped to provide proper drainage, compacted to a smooth finish then sealed with the Engineered Base Stabilizer using multiple coats until the point of refusal was reached. The EBS was allowed to penetrate and then the road was opened for traffic.
Result: A re-constructed surface layer with a newly created wearing course with complete dust elimination, erosion prevention, improved skid resistance, total preservation of fines and material, is non-slippery, water and UV resistant, free from the formation of potholes, rutting, and corrugation, improved load-bearing capacity, increased tensile strength and a reduced environmental impact.