The Minister of Roads and Highways, Hon. Kwasi Amoako-Attah, has directed the contractors working on the Flowerpot-Motorway Flyover project, China Railway No. 5 to ensure a smooth flow of vehicular traffic especially on the Accra-Tema Motorway during the construction of the mainline bridge.
Hon. Amoako-Attah further warned motorists plying the road to desist from overloading their trucks.
He said, “Nobody will be allowed to flout the required height limit of 4.5m and that the police will arrest and prosecute offenders”, the warned.
The Roads Minister gave these directives and warnings when he received a briefing from the Resident Engineer, Emmanuel Doegbotse on traffic management measures that will be put in place during the construction of the bridge.
According to the Resident Engineer, the project consists of one mainline bridge (802m), two ramp bridges (220 m), four auxiliary roads (2.5 km), and ancillary works. The Resident Engineer further asserted that there will be 7 stages of construction across the motorway. “Stage 1 will not affect traffic flow, whereas Stage 2 through Stage 4 will affect traffic movement, and vehicles will be directed through the central portion of the motorway. With Stage 5, the traffic will be taken to the extreme edges of the motorway. Finally, traffic will be brought back to its original lanes during the Stages 6 and 7 constructions.”
The general scope of work includes a dual carriageway of the entire flyover with asphaltic concrete surfacing; a ramp from the northbound (Shiashie) onto the flyover towards the southbound (Airport Hills); a ramp from the flyover onto the motorway towards Tema; a slip from the motorway to the Boundary Road roundabout; an additional exit into the cantonments from the Giffard Road Interchange; drains,
culverts, streetlights, and road line markings.
The project is being undertaken by Messrs. China Railway No. 5 Engineering Ghana Limited and is funded by GoG (Afriexim Bank).
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