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Mahama inaugurates phase one of Nkrumah Circle flyovers

The Gbese Mantse, Nii Ayibonte assisting President Mahama to cut the tape to inaugurate the two flyovers. PICTURES AND VIDEO BY ENOCH DARFAH FRIMPONG

Two of the three interchanges of the Kwame Nkrumah Circle Interchange project have been inaugurated by President John Dramani Mahama.

It signifies the completion of first phase of the interchange project which is to help ease traffic congestion in one of the busiest areas in Accra.

Work on the interchange that links Akasanoma Road to the Nsawam Road, around the Vodafone building, and the other one which links the Nsawam Road to the Nkrumah Avenue, around the Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) building, therefore opened to traffic on Friday afternoon.


A third flyover under construction plus other works – a new statue of Ghana’s first President Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, a fountain and a police post, new lorry parks – among others, are expected to be completed and inaugurated before June 2016.

“The opening of the road to traffic will bring considerable relief to commuters on the Nsawam – Accra corridor. It will also enable the contractor to move some of the traffic onto the two flyovers and create space to concentrate on the rest of the works remaining to be done,” said President Mahama.

The President also announced that to further address the issue of congestion and improve the capacity of other roads in other parts of the city to take the growing traffic, the government was executing other road projects.

He mentioned the rehabilitation of the roads in the Accra East corridor. “The works are the widening of the Giffard Road from 37… to La Beach passing in front of Burma Camp and the Trade Fair.

The others are the Burma Camp Road that links Spintex Road as well as the connection of the Burma Camp Road to the Teshie Tebibiiano and Teshie Link roads. This project is over 90 percent complete and in the next few weeks we’ll have the opportunity to commission it.”




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