Minister for Roads and Highways, Hon. Kwasi Amoako Atta has hinted that the Takoradi PTC Interchange project will begin in September this year. He disclosed that the Vice President of the Republic, H.E Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, is scheduled to cut sod for the project in the first week of September this year.
Addressing journalists ahead of a two day tour by President Nana Akufo-Addo in the Western Region, the Roads Minister stressed that the ceremony would herald a “new dawn of road infrastructure” for the region.
He detailed that a total road network of 1,258 kilometres would be completed in the ensuing months to add to the road infrastructure base of the Western Region.
Hon. Amoako Atta mentioned that 80 new road projects are currently ongoing; 27 of which are being supervised by the Ghana Highways Authority, 34 under Feeder Roads, and remainder being managed by the Urban Roads Department.
“All of these project have advanced at various stages of completion” he emphasized.
Adding to these list of projects, 25 “Unique Projects” are to be initiated in a month’s time.
These projects, encompasses 10 road projects which would be supervised by the Ghana Highways Authority, 5 under Feeder Roads, and 10 others under Urban Roads.
The Western Region has a total road network of 5,289.7 kilometres. Per an estimate by the Roads Minister, the region has about 45% of its road network in very poor state, and thus deserves a facelift
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