Road Infrastructure are those assets installed or put in place by the government for the use of commuters and citizens of a particular neighborhood such as the roads itself, bus shelters, traffic lights, road markings, road signs, gutters and culverts etc.
These Infrastructures are essential for ease of movement and a good sign of development in an area. Road Infrastructure is particularly important to residents, which is why governments try very hard to bring the assets closer to the people.
Drainages being an integral part of the road help to transport rainwater from residential areas into the lagoon; good road networks reduce road accidents and premature death, destruction of properties near the road, relaxes tension and brings peace of mind.
The construction of bumpers on the road ensures children’s safety while crossing the road; the bumpers help reduce vehicle speed on the streets.
Much more, road Infrastructure promotes SME businesses within residential cum commercial neighbourhoods, and light markets and shops can operate due to human and vehicular traffic. It is also essential in flood control, the existence of potholes in most Nigerian roads has contributed negatively to flood causation, in recent times, roads with severe conditions have led to property voids and enhanced criminal vices in fact, bad roads are indicators of possible slum and travel risks.
Faced-out roads are not safe for residents nor do they positively impact residential property appreciation. Being capital capital-intensive project, maintenance may cost more than anticipated, however, the government remains duty-bound to provide the same to reduce road disasters and safeguard lives.