Kumasi to get 5 interchanges & more road projects-Ofori-Atta
The government has announced it will construct five interchanges in the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area.
Delivering the 2022 budget in Parliament on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta said the areas where the interchanges would be constructed include Suame, Santasi and Airport Roundabout.
“The Pokuase Interchange under the Accra Urban Transport Project which involves the construction of a 4-tier interchange, construction of 12km of selected roads, segregated walkways, footbridges, underpasses, and drainage structures were completed and commissioned on July 9, 2021,” he said.
On road projects, he said the government will embark on several projects including “Kumasi South and Western Bypass, Kumasi Outer Ring Road, Mamfe-Koforidua Road, Oyibi-Dodowa-Somanya-Akuse Jn. Road, the Accra Outer Ring Road, Asutuare Junction-Volivo Bridge, Eastern Corridor Road (Gbintiri-Kulungugu), and the Sawla-Wa Road.
He said as of the end of September 2021, routine maintenance had been carried out on 21,165km of the trunk road network, 6,265km of the feeder road network, and 2,937km 36 of the urban road network.
“In addition, the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) programme for the financing, construction, and management of road infrastructure have three projects at different stages of preparation: Accra-Tema Motorway PPP Project (31.7km) [the financing arrangement is completed and construction will commence in 2022], the Accra-Cape Coast-Takoradi PPP Project (208km) [the feasibility study is being finalised. The final feasibility study report will provide key inputs into the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Project],” he disclosed.