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EDITORIAL: CONCRETE ROAD IS NOT A DISEASE

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According to the statement gathered from a leading Nigerian construction firm, many materials are used for construction works among which asphalt and concrete are being of reliability cum they are reliable and hardness. It is stresed scientifically further that different materials come with varied properties, and as such, concrete and asphalt have many differences between them. These two types of roads have ample merits and negative effects.

When talking about the difference between concrete and asphalt roads, one of the main differences can be seen in the durability. Concrete roads are more durable than asphalt roads. Moreover, concrete roads have a longer lifespan than asphalt roads. It is also of high vitality that frequent repairs are not needed for concrete roads when compared to asphalt roads. Extreme weather conditions are liable to cause more damage to asphalt roads than concrete roads.
One more thing that can be noticed is that concrete roads are not damaged from oil leaks, like asphalt roads. Another difference that can be noticed is that maintenance is easier with concrete roads. Maintenance of a part of the concrete road is possible. Moreover, these roads can be re-layered, which is not that easy with Alpalt roads.

When comparing the cost, concrete roads come with a higher paving cost than asphalt roads. Moreover, it takes less time to lay an asphalt road than a concrete road.

Government’s construction building officials who chose concrete over asphalt roads know the reason they did that. You do not expect the government to give a state project to a quack firm. The people are adept experts in the fields therefore their decision is the best. People who become sudden critics are after all mere laymen. With regards to safety, concrete roads provide better safety for vehicles. When compared to asphalt roads, concrete roads have better resistance and provide good traction.

When looking at the environmental aspects, concrete is the best option. Asphalt is known to produce polluting gases when it is melted.
A synopsis of the points are:

1. Concrete roads are more durable than asphalt roads.

2. Frequent repairs are not needed for concrete roads when compared to asphalt roads. Extreme weather conditions are liable to damage asphalt roads more than concrete roads.

3. Concrete roads are not damaged from oil leaks, like asphalt road

4. Concrete roads come with higher paving cost than asphalt roads. Moreover, it takes less time to lay an asphalt road than a concrete road.

Government will not give a state project like roads to quack construction firm. They are sound and superb.
In every democracy in the world, the popular sovereignty of the state which from the writings of Sir Thomas Hobbes is the ‘Leviathan’ is with the people. Bearing this in mind, TrackNews Online is one outstanding media of selfless service which the sole aim of providing justice through journalism. Therefore, we urge the people of our precious Bayelsa State to concur with the policies of the government.

We should not critize them if we cannot add something good to it. Together we can do it, this piece is not a polluted one. The rationale for this is that it is quite lucid that some states are not doing what the government of the day here in this state is doing whether good or better, we should encourage and not dissuade them.
In any way, Concrete Road Is Not A DISEASE.

Mohammed Oluwatimileyin Taoheed, National correspondent TrackNews Online

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