President Nana Akufo-Addo has inspected the ongoing construction works on the Kulaa Bridge in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region.
The bridge forms part of the 117.94-kilometre Bolgatanga-Bawku-Polimakom Road project.
So far, 70 kilometres (km) of the €127 million road project has been completed and opened to traffic, while work is currently ongoing on the construction of three main bridges, namely the Kulaa Bridge, which is 30 per cent completed, and the Tilli Bridge over the Red Volta, which is 80 per cent completed, and an additional one at Kobore over the White Volta, which is yet to commence.
Additionally, two bypasses will be constructed as part of the project through Bawku (15km) and Pusiga (6.9km).
The Upper East Regional Engineer of the Ghana Highway Authority (GHA), Philip Samini, disclosed this to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo when he inspected ongoing construction works of the Kulaa Bridge in Bolgatanga as part of his a day official working visit to the region.
That road passes through Bolgatanga Central, Bolgatanga East, Nabdam, Zebilla, Binduri, Bawku Central and Pusiga constituencies.
Mr Samini expressed the hope that the road project would be completed and handed over by December 2022 due to the commitment and dedication of the contractors towards the early completion of the project.
He said: “so far 70km of the road has been completed, which has enhanced movement on that stretch of the road, and the contractor is on the ground working hard to construct the three main bridges as part of the project”.
He added that although commuters hitherto used two hours to travel from Bolgatanga-Bawku, the construction of the road project had reduced the travel time to just an hour bringing huge relief to the road users”.
President Akufo-Addo expressed satisfaction with the progress of work so far done on the road project, as he waved at the workers at the bridge construction site while he went through the inspection process.