The Roadways Minister says government has initiated several highway tasks to be undertaken in Kumasi so as to give the Ashanti Location a significant facelift.
These assignments, in accordance to Kwesi Amoako Atta will contain the construction of 4 interchanges at Suame, Oforikrom, Airport Roundabout and Ahodwo Santasi all in the money metropolis of Kumasi.
“By the time we complete the new roads alongside one another with all the interchanges, and also enhance the street community commonly in Kumasi, Ashanti Area will be a place to take a look at since individuals will be at ease when driving.
“Not only will there not be website traffic but the roads will also be easy and people today can appreciate this inside the future two to 3 several years.”
Talking at a push brief in the regional capital Monday, the Minister said plans are far progress for the commencement of the around 150 initiatives which have all been sourced to neighborhood contractors.
“Four major interchanges are going to get began within just Kumasi. And we have long gone far with the approach. We also have a bypass program in the pipeline. This will be completed to produce supplemental vacation selections for commuters.
“A selection of roadways outside the house Kumasi are also staying undertaken, there are about 156 assignments that are at present being accomplished in the Ashanti area. And these projects are currently being performed by solid contractors in our nation.”
Mr Amoako Atta also unveiled that stage two of the Abuakwa-Tanoso stretch on the Kumasi-Sunyani street will be started off by the conclude of Could.
In accordance to the Minister, while section just one remains uncompleted, function on equally will operate concurrently.
“We have finished 56% of the task and the relaxation will be finished. We know how essential this venture is to citizens and Ghanaians. The EPA authorities have enhanced the agreement for section two and function shall begin ahead of the close of Could.
“I want to guarantee folks that the governing administration of Nana Akufo-Addo is tackling the Sofoline interchange and we shall within the next one particular to two months complete the very first phase and considering that we have approval from EPA, the upcoming section will also get started.”
Citizens of Abuakwa and its environs in the Atwima Nwabiagya District of the Ashanti Location took to the streets in September previous calendar year to display in opposition to the delay in the execution of the Sofoline interchange project and other highway-linked matters in the district.
They complained of the significant traffic jam as a result of the delay in the challenge.
Started out in August 2007, the challenge that spans some 11 kilometres is however to be completed.