The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is expected to symbolically cut the sod for the construction of the three-tier interchange of the Accra-Tema Motorway to begin on July 18, 2018.
The $60-million interchange of the Motorway is to help ease traffic on the Accra-Aflao highway and the Tema- Akosombo road which intercept each other at the Tema Motorway roundabout.
The project involves detailed engineering and construction of the roundabout into an interchange and other ancillary works, including drainage, pedestrian walkways and landscaping.
The project, which is expected to be completed in two years, will be executed by Messrs.’ Shimizu-Dai Nippon Joint Venture (SDJV), with CTI Engineering International Co. Ltd as consultants. It is also being funded with a grant by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
However, the Minister of Roads and Highways, Mr Kwasi Amoako-Atta, accompanied by a number of engineers from the ministry, CTI Engineering International Co. Ltd and SDJV, toured the project site as part of a series of inspection visits to different project sites across the country.
Addressing journalists after the inspection, Mr Amoako-Atta directed squatters along the Tema Motorway roundabout to relocate immediately to pave way for the construction of the interchange.
He said although about 95 per cent of those who ought to relocate had done so, force would be applied to evict recalcitrant squatters.
He further notified that, nobody would be allowed to stand in the way of the project.
By: Marcia Yeboah/pinkfmonlinegh.com