Roundabouts or interchanges are constructed purposely to ease traffic on our and roads and reduce congestion in our cities.
Let's take a look five expensive interchanges we have in Africa.
#5. Third Main Bridge
The Interchange is located in Nigeria's capital, Lagos with a cost of $45m. It is one of the oldest interchanges in Africa as it was constructed in 1990. It was built by Retired President General Ibrahim Babangida. From 1990 to 1996, it was the biggest interchange in Africa.
It is the largest interchange in Southern Africa and it is located in South Africa. The interchange was opened in 2019. Since it was upgraded by Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation (SMEC), It has nine bridges structures. It has reduced traffic jam in the City and it's environments. The interchange was constructed at a cost of $66m.
The Pokuase Interchange is the third most expensive interchange in Ghana with a cost of $84m. There is still a controversy of who constructed it as it was commissioned by the President of Ghana in 2021. The project was constructed to ease traffic in major parts of Accra and to also boost the economy of Ghana.
#2. Kwame Nkrumah Interchange
The Kwame Nkrumah Interchange was named after the first of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah and it is located in Accra, Ghana. The project was funded by Ghana-Brazil cooperation. It is reported that, the project can carry over 85000 vehicles at a time. The cost of this Interchange is $88m. It has helped the people in the country do reduce their traveling time and congestion in the City.
#1. Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge
The Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge is located in Lagos, Nigeria. The interchange was opened in 2013 by Juius Berger International. The cost of the interchange is $190m which is the most expensive in Africa. It is the only interchange in West Africa with cable-stayed bridge design road.
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