Jun 4, 2014

Kwame Nkrumah Circle road Interchange project on course

A cruise at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, arguably the busiest place in the Capital City of Ghana, Accra, shows traders going on as usual with their businesses whilst the portion designated for a major road interchange project was disorganized as workers were spotted on site busily working.

Some of the waterproofed concrete pillars to support the interchange has been erected.

Although vehicular traffic has increased in the area, the MTTU of the Ghana Police Service are always around to bring the condition under control.

The 74.88 million euro project which is being jointly financed with credit from the Brazilian Government and the Ghana Government is scheduled to be completed within 24 months.

President John Dramani Mahama cut the sod for the construction of the three-tier interchange at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra in October, 2013.

According to the project design, the first of the interchanges will link the Akasanoma Road to the Nsawam Road, around the Vodafone building.

The other interchange will link the Nsawam Road to the Nkrumah Avenue, around the Ghana Commercial Bank building, while the third interchange will link Ring Road Central to Ring Road West.
Artistic impression of the Interchange

Aside from the three-tier interchange, other roads around the Kwame Nkrumah Circle will be improved. These include the rehabilitation of Ring Road East to the Feo Oyo Intersection on Ring Road West.

The roads will be given  asphaltic concrete surface, with pedestrian walkways and bicycle paths.

Besides, the contractors, M/S Queiroz Galvao Constucao from Brazil, will provide passenger sheds and drainage systems at the Neoplan and Odawna lorry stations.