Mr Kwasi Amoako-Atta, the Minister for Roads and Highways, has encouraged contractors engaged in the Suame Interchange Project to consider introducing night shifts to accelerate progress and benefit motorists.
During a visit to the project site to assess the ongoing work, the Minister highlighted the necessity of night work due to the congestion in the Suame area during the daytime. He emphasized that this strategic move would not only expedite the project but also provide relief to contractors by minimizing disruptions caused by heavy traffic.
Addressing the contractors, the Minister stressed the importance of their efforts, stating, “I want to urge all of you to put in greater efforts because this is a major project that we need in Kumasi to solve an age-long problem.”
While expressing satisfaction with the pace of work on the complementary roads leading to the main interchange, Mr Amoako-Atta called on the contractors to adhere to specifications and prioritize safety measures to prevent accidents among workers, motorists, and pedestrians.
The Suame Interchange Project, a four-tier interchange, encompasses various components, including the widening of Eastern and Western by-passes, the enhancement of a short section of the Mampong North and South Roads, and the construction of a vehicular overpass bridge at Krofrom Junction and an underpass at Abrepo Junction.
Rango Construction Company Limited, the appointed contractor for the project, is currently widening the Offinso road into a three-lane dual carriage and working on selected roads that facilitate movement within the arterial roads from the Suame Roundabout.
Before visiting the Suame Interchange Project site, Minister Amoako-Atta inspected the construction progress on the main road leading to Bonwire, including its town roads. Additionally, he visited Asante Mampong, where he paid a courtesy call on the Paramount Chief, Daasebre Osei Bonsu II.
The minister's inspection tour also covered approximately 30 kilometres of roads under construction in the Mampong Municipality, including the Mampong-Kofiase-Kyeremfaso, Krobo-Kyeremfaso, Water Works, and other access roads passing through Kofi Sarpongkrom.