Parliament approves $338m facility for Accra-Tema Motorway redevelopment and expansion

Parliament approves $338m facility for Accra-Tema Motorway redevelopment and expansion

In response to the escalating deterioration of the - Motorway, Ghana's has approved a $338 million loan earmarked for the comprehensive redevelopment and expansion of the crucial transportation artery.

The move comes as the current state of the motorway contributes to traffic congestion and heightened risks of accidents.

The expansive project encompasses the rehabilitation and expansion of the 19.5-kilometer , including a minimum of 10 lanes.

Additionally, it involves construction works on the 5.7-kilometre George Walker Bush Highway (N1) and a section of the road, connecting the Neoplan Interchange to Apenkwa.

Patrick Boamah, the Vice Chairman of the Finance Committee of Parliament, shared insights into the project's scope during a recent media briefing.

He explained, “The Accra-Tema Motorway alone is 19.5 kilometres, but this project is 27.7 kilometres, so one may ask, where are you getting the remainder from? The entire project is divided into three sections.”

Boamah continued by detailing the three sections, emphasizing the extensive nature of the program. The first section involves the rehabilitation and expansion of the Accra-Tema Motorway, with a minimum of 10 lanes.

The second section pertains to the 5.7-kilometre George Walker Bush Highway (N1), and the third section focuses on the rehabilitation of the existing six lanes on the Nsawam road.

“This is the scope of work that is going to happen. So you can tell from what I have told you that it is going to be a very comprehensive program that will span about 3 years or more depending on how the project goes. And it is going to be a joint venture between Maripoma Limited and Ghana Infrastructure Fund,” concluded Boamah, outlining the anticipated duration and collaborative efforts between Maripoma Limited and the Ghana Infrastructure Fund for the project.

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