Business News of 2014-01-17

Spintex Road project to be completed by July

Rehabilitation of the Spintex Road and other traffic management projects in and around the Tetteh-Quarshie Interchange are scheduled to be completed by July, this year.
The project, which aims at reducing the constant traffic congestions within the interchange, is being undertaken by Messrs Ussuya Ghana Limited, a road construction company.
Work on the project started in October 2009 and was expected to be completed in July 2011 but suffered delays due to a number of constraints.
Scope of Work
The rehabilitation works include the widening of the Spintex road between the Flower Pot roundabouts and the Accra Mall, construction of drains on the entire road section, provision of lay byes for public transport, surfacing of the road, provision of traffic lights and junction improvement measures at critical intersections around the Accra Mall.
During a routine inspection, the Minister of Roads and Highways, Mr Amin Amidu Suleman, said the purpose of the construction was to reduce the perennial congestion experienced on the various roads in the area.
Road Minister explains
The minister explained that the taxi rank behind the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange would be relocated to create space for the movement of cars.
He added that work at the various sites was in its advanced stages, and indicated that the ministry was fully aware of the complaints by Ghanaians from all quarters of the country about the state of roads in the country.
Enhancement of roads
Speaking on the enhancement of good roads in the country, the minister explained that the government was taking entrenched measures to effectively facilitate its mandate of providing adequate infrastructural facilities to Ghanaians.
He therefore urged Ghanaians to exercise restraint, since various projects were underway to address the issues pertaining to bad roads in the various regions in the country.
Importance of roads
“Roads mean a lot to the economy of Ghana and the people. Ghanaians have to be a little patient because road construction is a very expensive enterprise. We don’t have the resources to do it all at once in all parts of the country. We are on course to deliver our mandate of being elected into office. Road construction is not an event, it is a process. The government is encouraging everyone to be patient; the roads will be delivered in due course,” he said.
The minister also announced that the Adjiriganor road and some selected roads in East Legon would be rehabilitated while the Spintex road behind the Shangri-La Hotel would be realigned.
Furthermore, he said, the road would consist of a dual carriageway with asphalt overlay which would have passenger walkways and divert traffic from the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange, which was usually high during peak hours, onto the Spintex Road and other link road.
Source: graphic.com
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