The upgrading of the 39.3-kilometre Asikuma Junction-Have section of the Eastern Corridor Road Project, which is being undertaken by First Sky Limited, a Ghanaian company, is about 32 per cent complete.
The Asikuma Junction road forms part of National Route 2 under the GHA classifications. The GHS 235.5 million Government of Ghana (GOG) project was awarded in 2021.
The Deputy Minister for Roads and Highways, Hon. Stephen P. Jalulah, who led a team of engineers from the Ministry and its agency to inspect the progress of work done on the road, described the quality of work done so far as highly impressive.
“This bears ample testimony to the fact that there are local contractors who are capable of doing quality and high-standard work on our roads,” he noted.
The project involves the recycling and asphalting of the road, the construction of drains, pipe covers, sub-base construction, and work on other features. The project is scheduled to be completed in September 2023.
The Asikuma Junction-Have Road is expected to receive asphalt concrete surfacing with a revised pavement thickness of 675 millilitres.
The road lies in the South Dayi District of the Volta Region. Communities living along the corridor are predominantly farmers engaged in the production of staple crops. The stretch also serves as a major route for the transportation of yams and maize from northern Ghana to the southern belt.
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