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President commissions new Takoradi road

President Akufo-Addo officially commissioned the Paa Grant Roundabout – New Takoradi road as part of his three-day tour of the Western Region.

Members of the New Takoradi community had for years decried and demonstrated against city authorities over the bad nature of the road.

The former Director General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Paul Asare Ansah during a visit to the Port of Takoradi assured residents and motorists that the road will be fixed to bring relieve to them.

“We are going to pave this road beautifully and then make sure all the necessary signs are in place and looking at the expansion area of the port, this is going to be the main access road to and from the port. I am not talking about tomorrow or tomorrow next. I am talking about now,” former Director General, Paul Asare Ansah said few months into his assumption of office.

He walked the talk by ensuring that the construction of the road commenced through an arrangement with Ibistek. The 4km road which is about 80% complete is already opened to traffic and has a concrete pavement block surfacing covers a distance of about five kilometres.

The construction of the road was in two phases.

The first phase covered the rehabilitation of existing road from the Paa Grant Roundabout through to the New Takoradi Roundabout to the Takoradi Port Gate 10.

The second section was from the new Takoradi Roundabout, through the marshy area at New Takoradi to Takoradi Container Terminal (TACOTEL).

Concrete was used as base and pavement blocks on the surface, walkways and streets lights were all included in the design.

It was funded by IBISTEK, operators of the Takoradi Container Terminal (TACOTEL) in partnership with the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority.

Source: Eye on Port

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