The Ghana Highway Authority (GHA) says it is satisfied with the traffic management plan of the contractor engaged to work on the slope repair work on the Ayi Mensah -Aburi road.
Consequently, one dual carriage would be closed to traffic with effect from today for five months to enable the contractor to start work.
The Aburi Road which links Accra to the Eastern and Ashanti regions has become a death trap due to fallen rocks.
The Deputy Chief Executive Officer of GHA in charge of Maintenance, Alhaji Baba Kasim, told The Ghanaian Times that the closure of the road had been rescheduled to today for the contractor to provide a traffic management plan.
Alhaji Kasim anticipated that vehicular movement would be slow and urged commuters to bear with the contractor, adding “we want to solve the problem once and for all, the more we delay the more the problem compounds
“We had a series of meetings with contractors, we are satisfied with his traffic management plan so we will close one dual carriage way for work to begin,” he said.
“The southbound carriageway of the Ayi Mensah to Aburi road will be closed to traffic to allow for slope repair work on the rock face,” he explained.
“Temporary traffic control measures, public information and transportation operations as well as enforcement strategies are being deployed to ensure safe passage of traffic on the project road during day and night time,” he added.
By Salifu Abdul-Rahaman