The Ghana Highways Authority has engaged the media on the various routes on the Tema Motorway Grade Separated Interchange, prior to its opening to vehicular traffic on Saturday. Though opens on Saturday May 16, 2020, the official handing over will be fine later.
The four kilometre interchange project which costs Six billion Japanese Yen was funded by the government of Japan through the Japanese International Cooperation, JICA, has been completed one month before the completion date, June 2020. The upgraded interchange comes remove the hurdle in navigating the interchange and reduce the turnaround time from ten minutes to one minute.
The media engagement held in Tema aimed to solicit the media assistance in educating road users on the virtually new facility, as the Ghana Highways Authority has produced animation in Akan, Ga and English to direct motorists which will be carried on the various social media platforms.
Project Consultant to the Ghana Highways Authority, Roland Neequaye in a brief explanation of the interchange said the routes on the overpass are controlled by three-phase traffic lights while the underpass has not traffic controls.
The Project Manager of Shimizu Dai-Nippon, the construction firm of the project, Eugine Uemura on his part was full of appreciation to the Ghana Highways Authority and Roads and Highways Ministry for helping to do away with the bottlenecks of land and utility which preceded the commencement of the project, a situation which to him culminated in the early completion of the project.
Mr. Uemura also disclosed that the contractor is liable and will repair any hitches that arises in the next one year of usage after handing over without a cost to Ghana.
By: Edward Tetteh