Government has revealed that the construction of the Pokuase interchange and other local roads will be completed by April 2020.
Senior Minister, Osafo Marfo on behalf of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo yesterday cut the sod for works to commence on the interchange.
Messrs Zhongmei Engineering Group Limited with Messrs Associated Consultants Limited (ACON)/ Bigen Group are the Consultant for the entire project under the Ministry of Roads and Highways.
The Construction of the Awoshie Pokuase and the proposed Pokuase – Ritz – Motorway Roads is expected to provide an integrated, viable and sustainable transport infrastructure to meet the goals of poverty reduction, regional integration and establishing Ghana as a transportation hub within the ECOWAS sub region.
It was envisaged that there will be the need to construct an interchange at ACP Junction at Pokuase.
The need to construct the interchange has also been fueled by the urban sprawl within the Ga West Municipality, Nsawam and the overwhelming traffic congestion at Pokuase during morning and evening peak hours.
The Construction of the interchange when completed will ease traffic congestion, improve urban mobility, which will benefit the Trucking Industry, Agro-Industries located within the project zone, facilitate socio-economic activities, and generally improve livelihoods.
To minimize the traffic congestion being experienced currently, the project has identified and will improve some selected local roads within the 4 quadrants of the interchange.
These will be used as part of the routes to manage traffic during construction.
The contractor will also deploy a formwork (Form Traveller) which will also reduce the impact of disruption to traffic on the N6.