Reconstruction and expansion of Accra-Tema motorway begin

On Tuesday, January 2, 2024, work on the Accra-Tema Motorway expansion and repair began.

Ten lanes will cross 19.5 kilometers to connect the Tetteh Quarshie roundabout with the Tema roundabout.

The project is being overseen by a construction company owned by Ghanaians, Maripoma Enterprise Limited.

This plan was introduced by Kwasi Amoako-Attah, the Minister of Roads and Highways, during a tour of road constructions in Accra.

The Tema Motorway expansion project and the current drainage improvements at Tema Communities 11 and 12 were visited by the Minister and his team.

According to Mr. Amoako-Atta, the construction of the Accra-Tema Motorway is the initial stage of the extension project.

Reconstruction and expansion of Accra-Tema motorway begin

The portion between Tetteh Quarshie and Apenkwa is covered by the second project, and the portion between Apenkwa and Neoplan is covered by the third.

He reassured that the project will move forward quickly and asked the businesses that had placed billboards along the route to take them down as soon as possible.

The Minister projected that the launching of finished projects will signal a dramatic shift in the state of the road infrastructure in 2024.

Mr. Amoako-Attah praised the contractor for the excellent work and expressed pleasure with the ongoing drainage work at villages 11 and 12.

Since most projects annoy locals, he urged contractors to interact with the community before beginning any work to ensure successful cooperation.

“You need to put a human face to the work you do by briefing them about the project to enable them to plan adequately on how and where to park their vehicles,” he said.

The Minister expressed gratitude to the contractors for fixing the majority of the area’s slabs, which made it easier for locals to enter their homes.

Prioritizing excellent work is what he recommended engineers and contractors to do, stressing that any construction company that produces subpar work will be held legally accountable.

Aware that some contractors could feel they are doing locals a favor by working on government projects, he expressed concern about their views and stressed the significance of getting value for money.

“We are interested in value for money, and I will urge contractors to put the nation’s interests at heart and do excellent work,” he said.

Regarding the Tema bridge, he confirmed its completion, mentioning that 50 such bridges have been completed across the country so far.

Mr. Kingsley Attafuah, Technical Director of Raceg Construction Limited, stated that work on the Tema drainage system began in July 2023, with 80 percent of the project completed.

He assured Ghanaians of completing the work on schedule to pave the way for road construction starting in March 2024.

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