The Director of the Department of Urban Roads, Alhaji Abass Awolu, took President Akufo-Addo on a tour of the Tamale Interchange. The project with a total length of one kilometre bridge and ramps, and five kilometres of ancillary road works, is 80 percent complete.
Alhaji Awolu assured the President that the project would be completed on schedule, indicating that the contractor, M/S SinoHydro, is using two teams to undertake the works.
The Tamale Interchange is an integral part of comprehensive measures put in place by the Akufo-Addo Government to address the issues of congestion in urban centres, and to help improve travel times on major arterial roads.
Other interchanges being constructed include; the PTC Roundabout Interchange in Takoradi, the Nungua Interchange which is part of the La Beach Road Completion Project, the Adjringanor Overpass, where ongoing works will be completed by the first quarter of 2022; and Phase II of the Tema Motorway Interchange.
When completed, the project will reduce significantly vehicle operating cost, travel time and accidents. The project, together with the upcoming Daboya bridge project, would significantly reduce travel time between major towns in the Savannah and Northern Regions.
In addition, the project, together with the upcoming Daboya bridge project, would significantly reduce travel time between major towns in the Savannah and Northern Regions.
It will also improve access to socioeconomic facilities such as markets, schools, clinics etc. which invariably will translate into higher standard of living of the people living in communities along the project.