The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of La Dadekotopon, Mr Solomon Kotey Nikoi, has asked contractors working on the La road expansion to quicken up and complete the project on time.
Speaking during an inspection by the assembly together with the traditional council on Friday, he said it was important to complete the project on time to ensure the free flow of traffic and safety of commuters and residents.
“The construction has caused so much discomfort to commuters and residents, and further delay would be unbearable so we urge contractors to move quickly and ensure it is completed on time,” he stated.
The over 3.5km double-lane road, which is undergoing expansion to a triple-lane, is expected to be completed in January next year.
With the Christmas holidays approaching and its accompanied activities, the MCE said it would be a great relief to commuters if majority of work was done before Christmas.
The MCE also addressed residents who complained about heavy traffic, road accidents and lack of bus stops owing to the construction to remain patient as contractors were committed at addressing their challenges.
He also asked them to be cautious while crossing the roads to avoid being knocked down by vehicles.
“Efforts would be made to ensure that zebra crossing and street lights are provided to protect residents and commuters,” he stated.
The resident engineer, Mr Kweku Diafo, assured the MCE and the council that the project would be completed on time.
He said, 40 per cent of work had been completed, and by December one part of the bridge, near the Labadi Beach Hotel, would be completed to ensure free flow of traffic.
“We understand the plights of residents and commuters, and we are working hard to ensure all their concerns are addressed and implemented into the project before completion,” he stressed.
“Safety audit has been conducted before the construction of the road and the new changes had been made. We would also put all concerns into consideration in the final designs,” he stated.
The dignitaries also inspected the La Wireless School Complex construction as well and the artificial football pitch construction.
Speaking on behalf of the La Traditional Council, La Shikitele, Nii Nii Adjei Koofeh IV, said the inspection was successful as they would further engage contractors to ensure all projects were completed on time.
He urged residents to give contractors the needed support to do a good job that would serve the community and generations.
BY MICHAEL D. ABAYATEYE & VICTOR A. BUXTON