Work progresses on Kasoa interchange by-pass

The 20 metre span bridge and part of the  24-kilometre  by-pass                                       Photo: Daniel Amoo

The 20 metre span bridge and part of the 24-kilometre by-pass Photo: Daniel Amoo

A GH¢30 million 20-kilometre western by-pass road and a 20 metre span bridge over River Okrudu are under construction at Kasoa, in the Central Region.

The western by-pass, runs through Tuba township near the Kasoa toll booth to Kokrobitey and to Sapato near Buduburam, down to Winneba-Cape Coast.

Currently, the by-pass has been opened to motorists from Accra to Kasoa-Winneba and Cape Coast, to ease the traffic congestion at Kasoa and its environs, while work on the fly-over at Kasoa traffic light is moving on smoothly.

Inspecting the project, Mr. Nuhu Adams, the Municipal Chief Executive for Awutu Senya East said, the opening of the by-pass would provide an alternative route to reduce the traffic congestion on the Kasoa road and facilitate the progress of work on the overhead bridge.

He, therefore, appealed to motorists plying Accra-Kasoa through Winneba to Cape Coast to access the Western by-pass road, but to drive cautiously and carefully because construction work was still going on.

He advised motorists to adhere to traffic management devices that had been put up or placed on the road.

On his part, Mr. Evans Amofa, the Municipal Engineer, said the project comprised a 20-metre span bridge and a temporarily pipe culverts, to provide accessibility for motorists, pending the completion of the bridge.

Mr. Amofa said, the prima seal of the road had started from Tuba township to the toll booth and the second sealing would be done very soon.

He said, the project started in June 2014 and was expected, to be completed in June 2016.

The projects funded by the government, are being executed by Toshab Construction Company.

From Daniel Amoo, Kasoa  

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