Jakpa Junction, formerly a roundabout, was a nightmare to commuters. This junction is the intersection of some of the busiest roads in Warri, Delata State, including Warri-Sapele Road, Petroleum Training Institute (PTI) and Jakpa Roads. The junction is also adjacent to the very busy Effurun Market; hence, it is always congested with lots of commercial activities, street trading and on street parking.
Planet Projects Limited, then, deployed the Junction Improvement Works (JIWs) concept, which had basically transformed the roundabout into an optimised junction, thereby separating the various land-use activities –transport, commercial and pedestrian- and ensuring that all these activities could take place without any hindrances.
In providing Engineering and Construction Services, PPL conducted –
- Traffic Studies,
- Capacity Studies,
- Topographic Survey,
- Geotechnical Surveys,
- Conceptual &
- Detailed Designs and Construction of this junction.
PPL also provided traffic signals, pedestrian crossings, bus lay-bys and shelters, junction channelisation, walkways, guard-rails and streetlights, all of which have significantly changed the face of the roundabout into a world-class junction.
This transformation has greatly improved traffic flow around this junction, with reduced journey times and delays. Pedestrian activities have been completely separated from vehicular traffic, while increasing safety and security for all road users.