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Akufo-Addo cuts sod for construction work on $135m Obetsebi-Lamptey Interchange

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has cut grass for the building of the Obetsebi-Lamptey Interchange at the famous Obetsebi-Lamptey roundabout in Accra.

The construction of this Interchange, according to President Akufo-Addo, will help address the congestion being faced by commuters at the Obetsebi-Lamptey roundabout, and will help improve mobility on the Ring Road corridor.

The Obetsebi-Lamptey Circle which records a peak hour traffic volume of approximately 8, 000 vehicles per hour, with the Level of Service (LOS) of F in peak periods, will have a new three-tier interchange in the roundabout to address the particular traffic situation.

“The ground level may have a re-modelled roundabout, whilst the second tier will certainly be an east to west flyover linking typically the Graphic Road to this Kaneshie-Mallam road. The third tier will be a north-south flyover upon the Band Road West, which may link often the Ring Street from the Royal Chapel Church to the Central Mosque from Abossey Okai, ” Tata Akufo-Addo said.

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He continued, “Critical drainage structures that go through your roundabout can be upgraded under this particular project. This is necessary in order to reduce the incidence of flooding on the roundabout. ”

The construction from the Obetsebi-Lamptey Interchange will be in two phases. Phase 1 is going to consist of the exact construction in the east-west flyover and other related works, whilst phase 2 could involve the construction of the very third-tier flyover around the Engagement ring Road Western.

The Interchange will improve flexibility within the western parts of a Ring Highway., and help improve travel times to Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, and improve access to Abossey Okai spare parts area and to businesses along the Graphic Path and the main Kaneshie-Mallam Highway.

With the structure with the Interchange to be undertaken by M/S Queiroz Galvao-UK International as a design and build contract, Chief executive Akufo-Addo urged the Ministry of Roads and Highways to pay attention to finally, the Employer’s requirements, which are clearly spelt out in that contract, and ensure that one of the contractor functions to realise them.

This, he explained, is necessary to guarantee value-for-money for that investment Government is making.

The particular President advised the contractor should put in place the necessary traffic management measures to minimise any inconveniences the development performs will bring to be able to commuters plus pedestrians.

“Funding for this project has been secured, amounting for you to $135 million, made possible simply by Export Credit Facilities from the United Kingdom and Spain, for which usually we are appreciative, ” Leader Akufo-Addo stated.

Other road projects

Typically the construction on the Obetsebi-Lamptey Interchange, the Us president said, will be part associated with a number of actions being carried out by Government to improve urban mobility within the traditional western parts regarding Accra.

This following street projects in Accra are progressing steadily: dualization of this ‘School Junction Road’ within Adjiriganor, which is 95% complete; construction of your Dome-Taifa Route, which is usually 60% total; construction involving the LEKMA Road, with one connected with the 2 carriageways expected to be full by any end belonging to the year; in addition to construction with concrete roads in Tema, also 50% complete. These works are being undertaken within the Tema Industrial enclave, and are expected to help be finish by March 2020.

Often the others include works about phase 1 of the actual Tema Motorway Interchange, which often is 60% complete, and even scheduled for completion by simply June 2020; and design works in the first four-tier interchange with Pokuase, which in turn are likely to be comprehensive by October 2020.

Some of the other ongoing road is effective throughout finally the country consist of: the Kumasi Road together with Drainage Extension Project, involving the dualisation of generally the Lake Roads and lining within the Sissai River Drain in Kumasi. The Project is 35% complete, and additionally should significantly reduce water damage within Atonsu and and the neigbouring communities in Kumasi; and the development for the first interchange inside the northern parts for our country, i. e. the Tamale Interchange, which will is progressing steadily.

“The good news does not end here. Your Ministry about Finance offers released GH¢2. 2 billion to the several Ministry in Roads not to mention Highways with regard to payment regarding works done by highway contractors across the country. This definitely will improve the cash flow of our contractors, and be sure that those who had left their engineering sites return to accomplish their tasks, ” he added.

Director Akufo-Addo directed the Ministry of Highways and Roads to monitor closely these performance from every service provider engaged by means of Government, and further instructed all of the Ministry not to hesitate towards terminate our contracts concerning non-performing contractors.

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