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Works On Tema Motorway Interchange Set For February

Kwasi Amoako-Atta, Minister of Roads & Highways

Kwasi Amoako-Atta, Minister of Roads & Highways

The construction of an interchange at the Tema Motorway Roundabout to reduce traffic will commence in February 2018.

Preliminary work on the first phase is expected to commence by 31st January, 2018.

The Ministry of Roads and Highways, acting through the Ghana Highway Authority, has received a Japanese grant for the construction of the first phase of the interchange.

The grant was facilitated by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Roads and Highways has served notice to all MMDAs, businesses, transport operators, equipment operators and hiring firms, traders, advertisers and the general public to remove all properties located in the Right-of-way before January 22, 2018.

“We are counting on the cooperation of the general public in this regard to ensure a successful implementation of this important national road project,” the ministry stated in a statement.

Traffic congestion at the roundabout has been a major concern for motorists and residents of Tema and its environs which has negatively affected productivity in the industrial city.

The interchange, in addition to other routes provided by the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), would increase the number of roads to ease traffic in the area.