The Oja-Oba area in Akure, Ondo State Capital, was previously characterised by chaotic traffic congestion, as a result of road-side street trading which usually spilled into the road with attendant traffic impediment.
This street trading created much pedestrian–vehicular conflict worsening the congestion.
Planet Projects Limited was commissioned to develop a solution to address the traffic problem and upgrade the environment.
PPL conducted extensive traffic studies, developed and implemented a comprehensive solution that addressed the traffic and pedestrian problems of the area.
This solution includes the introduction of Bus/Taxi Lane, Pedestrian Guardrail, and comprehensive Traffic System Management (TSM) Measures, including Traffic Signal and upgrade of the Pedestrian Bridge.
The measure eliminated congestion while allowing economic activities to go on smoothly and unimpeded. The project also heralded improved road safety by eliminating the conflict between pedestrians crossing the busy carriageway and motorists, thereby transforming the Oja-Oba Area completely.