Dunkonah Interchange Projcet On Course

Mr Walter Segbedzi(right) ,showing Mr Norbert Quarmor of Highway Authority the development  of the project during the visit.Photo.Ebo Gorman.JPG.JPGWork on the construction of the Dunkonah Interchange, on the Accra-Cape Coast, road, is about 70 per cent complete.

The construction of the interchange, involving an underground pass, slip roads and service lanes, is to facilitate access to the West Hill Mall, whilst maintaining traffic flow on the major Accra-Cape Coast Road.

Walter Segbedzi of Diagonal Projects-Ghana Limited, the Project Consultants, disclosed this when the Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Highway Authority, Norbert Quarmor, when he paid a working visit to the project site to assess the extent of work done on the project.

The project, being funded by West Hills Mall, commenced in January this year is expected to be completed by November 1, to coincide with the opening of the mall for business.

The Ghanaian Times observed work going on, whilst traffic continued to flow smoothly through the slip roads constructed at the project site to divert traffic from the main road, which will eventually lead into the mall.

Mr Segbedzi, who took Mr Quarmor around the project site, assured that the contractor, High Brains Limited, would deliver the project on time, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

“We have been working around the clock, including Saturdays and Sundays to deliver the project on schedule; it will be in our own interest to have the project delivered on time,” he added.

He said work had been going on well until the heavy downpour on Tuesday, which disrupted activities at the site, adding that civil works had to stop temporarily for the water that had collected at the place, to be pumped out.

Mr Segbedzi said that the contractor also had a bit of a challenge with procuring cement the general shortfall in the supply of the material, but added that the situation had now been stabilised.

Mr Quarmor expressed appreciation with the progress of work, and urged the contractors to work harder to complete the project on the scheduled time.

The Dunkonah was formerly a site for a SSNIT housing project, with part of the area now being developed into a Mall for business and other ancillary services, to serve the needs of the growing population of the area.

The construction of the interchange was also part of the requirements by the Ghana Highway Authority for the operations of the mall.

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