The construction of Phase 1 of the 17-km Tema-Aflao Road is progressing steadily.
The works being undertaken by BHM Construction International (UK) LTD include the construction of a 3-lane dual carriage expressway over the full length of the section, the construction of 2 lane one-way service roads on either side of the main carriageway, and the construction of four interchanges at Kpone Barrier, Savanah, Afienya and Prampram.
The project will also see the provision of drainage systems, provision of pedestrian facilities including bridges and High mast lighting.
These were disclosed by the project’s Resident Engineer, Phillip Ansah, when the Minister for Roads and Highways, Hon. Kwasi Amoako-Attah, inspected the progress of work on the project.
First Sky Ltd, the local partner of BHM International (UK) Ltd, is undertaking the construction of earthworks, road pavement works and concrete works for the project.
The project which commenced in June 2022 according to the revised Programme of works, is expected to be completed in December 2023.
The Roads Minister, Hon. Amoako-Attah said that the road, also under the United Kingdom Export Finance Agreement, was one of the most congested routes within the Tema areas as a result of it being a major ECOWAS trade route.
He tasked the contractor to improve the accessibility of the detour roads within the construction areas to make them motorable to commuters.