President John Mahama will tomorrow commission the first phase of a $160-million interchange at Kasoa in the Central region, Communications minister Dr. Omane Boamah has announced.
He said at the meet-the-press briefing Monday in Accra, that like several other projects, the interchange demonstrates government’s commitment to ‘unprecedented infrastructural development’.
The interchange is expected to reduce considerable traffic on the Accra-Cape Coast road. Residents living beyond the toll booth at Tuba and into Kasoa have had to endure stressful travels on the road. To beat traffic and get to work early, workers often have to leave home before 6am every morning, a situation which is expected to ease once the entire project is completed.
The Kasoa interchange will reduce pressure on the N1 Highway which is now a choked route for motorists from Kasoa as anyone seeking to get to Accra and beyond must use the Highway.
The project is a 270-metre interchange with two overpasses on the main Kasoa-Winneba Road, the 33-kilometre Kasoa-Obom-Amasaman Road and 20 kilometres of road in the Ga South Municipality and Kasoa. Work began in December 2014.
It is financed by a loan facility from the Brazillian government and construction is being done by a Brazilian company Queiroz Galvao.
Speaking at the Ministry of Communications, Omane Boamah listed other infrastructural projects the President is set to commission. They include the Kotokuraba Market in the Central region and eight other Community Day Senior High Schools.
‘Ghana is rising and the evidence is abundant’, he stressed.