Phase one of Obetsebi Lamptey interchange commissioned, now open for use by motorists

President Nana Akufo-Addo has commissioned the first phase of the Obetsebi Lamptey Interchange five months ahead of its schedule.

This was to enable the Contractor, M/S Queiroz Galvao-UK International, to begin work on the Phase Two.

According to the President, the three-tier interchange is aimed at helping to reduce the usual congestion experienced by commuters on the stretch.

The commissioning took place on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 as part of President Akufo-Addo’s two-day campaign tour of the Greater Accra Region.

In his speech, the president touted that ‘today’s event’ was a manifestation of his government’s resolve to address the plights of Ghanaians, especially dealing with congestion on all major road networks.

“…the completion of phase 1 will enable the contractor to begin work on phase 2 immediately after this commissioning ceremony.

“Today’s event is further testimony to government’s determination to address the issues. The completion of phase 1 of the Obetsebi Lamptey interchange shows the seriousness that my government attaches towards addressing some of the congestion within some of the major cities within our country,” he said.

President Akufo-Addo also assured that “in addition to the construction of these interchanges, government through the Ministry of Roads and Highway is undertaking critical road projects to improve urban mobility in the country.”

He added that several other interchanges and road projects are currently underway and will soon be competed.

“…these include completion of over 1000 kilometres of asphalt overlay works, throughout the country, construction of the Teshie link which is 90% complete. Construction of the team steelworks road, the only concrete road to be constructed by government after the Accra team motorway is 90 complete.

“The Kumasi Roads and Drainage Extension projects which include the dualisation of the Lake Road and lining of the seaside river drain in Kumasi stand at 64 per cent complete,” he stated.

Additionally, the President stated that the PTC Roundabout Interchange in Takoradi, which is the first interchange in the western part of the country, is progressing steadily; with work on the Nungua Interchange, which is part of the La Beach Road Completion Project, is also progressing steadily.

President Akufo-Addo finally encouraged the Ministry of Roads and Highway “to take a closer look at the corridor as a major public transport one and put in the necessary infrastructure for a future rapid transport system.”

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