Adomi Bridge To Be Closed For 24 Months

adomi bridgeThe Adomi Bridge at Atimpoku in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region will be closed to traffic in the first week of February to pave the way for routine maintenance works to begin.

The closure will last for about 24 months.

Janson Bridging BV, the foreign company responsible for the fixing of the two ferries to transport vehicles and passengers across the Volta Lake between Senchi Ferry and Old Akrade, had given an assurance that frantic efforts were being made to ensure that the pontoons would be operational by February 1.

The 40- million euros project comprising the cost of the ferries and civil works is solely beingfunded by the Ghana Government.

Mr. P.R.F. Van Stiphout, Project Manager, told the Minister of Roads and Highways, Alhaji Amin Amidu Sulemani, who visited the landing site on Tuesday to assess progress of work that, all the ferry parts had arrived to be assembled and said the project would be completed on schedule.

“The Adomi Bridge cannot be closed if the ferries are not ready. We are therefore, working hard to finish the work as soon as possible,” he said.

Mr. Emmanuel Osafo, Acting Director of Plant and Equipment, of Ghana Highways hinted The Ghanaian Times that, the two pontoons would be named after Senchi and Akrade, the two communities they would be operating in for sanity to prevail in the area.

He said the culture of maintenance would also not be relegated to the background but be sustained to enable the pontoons to provide satisfactory services to the people of this country.

Alhaji Sulemani, who inspected the materials for the project, was appreciative of the level of work so far executed and prevailed upon the contractors to live up to their promise of timely delivery.

He said that the continuous use of the Adomi Bridge exposed the lives of the people to danger and stressed the need for the early completion of an alternative route from Senchi Ferry to Akrade to ease pressure on the bridge which needed urgent reconstruction.

The sector Minister together with Heads of Agency and some Directors at the Ministry, earlier in the day, embarked on road inspection tour at Spintex, Adjiriganor, Airport by- pass, Lagos Avenue, Freetown and Tema Beach roads as well as the Bush road, a 6.3 kilometrem emergency improvement of Old Ada road stretching from Sakumono Estates Junction to Ashaiman underpass.

The entourage inspected other roads at Ningo and Prampram, Dawhenya, Kpong-Somanya and Oyibi roads where Alhaji Sulemani said that the Government was on course of fulfilling its campaign promises, including provision of good roads to Ghanaians.

“ We are on course so Ghanaians should bear with us,” he pleaded. From, Castro Zangina-Tong, Senchi

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