Portions of the Mallam Junction road are to be closed from April 30, 2018 for major drainage work on the 500 metre double cell culvert to reduce the perennial flooding on that stretch.
Every year the Mallam Junction section of the N1 Highway is rendered completely impassable when it rains with residents blaming it on a Total Filling station which they say had blocked the waterway.
According to Gabriel Engman, a Sanitary Engineer at the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area Sanitation and Water Project, the GHC6 million World Bank funded project being implemented by the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources (MSWR), is expected to be completed in 50 days. Consequently the three main roads stretching from Lapaz through Awoshie and Mallam Junction would be diverted when work begins next week.
He told journalists in Accra on Wednesday, April 26 that the work will disrupt the flow of traffic as motorists, pedestrians and other road users would spend additional travel time, indicating that phase one would be completed in 12 days, while stages two and three take 13 and 15 days.
“Put together the project should be completed in 40 days but unforseen circumstances may extend the period of completion to 50 days”.
Meanwhile, the MSWR together with the Ghana Highway Authority have installed sign posts indicating diversion routes to drivers plying the stretch of road.