The traffic situation on the Accra Tema motorway as a result of work on a bridge will ease in about a week. The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Highway Authority, Micheal Abbey, gave this announce when President Mahama visited the motorway for first hand information.
He appealed to the motoring Public to exercise some restraint as work progresses. Meanwhile, Engineers from Sonitra Construction were busy tearing off concrete bits from iron beams with an excavator, and a concrete hammer rock breaker for repair works to start. Other engineers from private-owned firms such as Structor Construction Services (SCS), and Engineers and Planners, had also arrived to offer free services to solve the engineering problem which has seriously affected the transportation of goods from the Tema Harbour and industries to the rest of the country.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in an interview, Mr Fifi Yawson of SCS, said diversions were being created as an interim measure to ease the huge traffic on the 19-kilometre road.According to the Engineer, they would also strengthen the bridge by covering the damage area with a 35mm steel plate, to ensure that vehicles access the full road in future. He said the preferred material is the steel plate because it will help minimize cost and cut down inconvenience, adding, no other material will suit the impending expansion project on the motorway. He said workmen would labour around the clock to complete repair works in three days.