Tema motorway interchange opens Saturday 

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The Ministry of Roads and Highways has announced the opening of newly constructed Tema Motorway Grade Separated Interchange this Saturday, May 16, 2020. As a result, Directional Animations which have been developed will subsequently be broadcast on all TV channels across the nation to aid motorists navigate the interchange.

The travelling public has therefore been urged to drive cautiously, adhere to road safety regulations and respect directional signage.

A statement from the ministry stated that: “The Ministry of Roads and Highways, acting through the Ghana Highway Authority, wishes to inform motorists and the general public that the newly constructed Tema Motorway Grade Separated Interchange will be open to traffic from Saturday, May 16, 2020.

“Directional animations which have been developed will subsequently be broadcast on all TV channels across the nation. The traveling public is therefore urged to drive cautiously, adhere to Road Safety Regulations and respect directional signage.”

Background

The US$57million Tema Motorway Interchange project was financed under a grant from the Japanese government under its Japanese International Cooperation Agreement (JICA).

The interchange will facilitate easy movement from Accra to Aflao and onward to Togo, as well as improve transportation on the road leading from Tema to Akosombo.

It is part of the West African Corridor Development Growth Ring Master Plan that is being implemented by Messrs. Shimizu-Dai Nippon Joint Venture (SDJV), with CTI Engineering International Company Ltd. as consultants.

The scope of work at the Tema Motorway roundabout includes the construction of an underpass in the Accra-Aflao direction; a signalled intersection at the middle level of the interchange; and four pedestrian bridges as well as drainage, ramps and service roads.

The project’s overall goal is to contribute to growth of the country’s economy and those of others in the West African sub-region. Construction work on the project began in February 2018.

 

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