Reports reaching YEN.com.gh indicate that the rehabilitation works on the Tema Motorway in the Greater Accra Region are progressing steadily.
The Daily Graphic indicates that so far, about 90% of work on the patching of potholes on the 19-kilometre project is complete.
The two-year project is estimated at GHC 2.4 million. It began in January 2018 and involves the sealing of potholes with asphalt in the inner carriage of the multi-purpose highway.
Contractors on the project, Sasecom Limited, say they are eager to finish the project quickly so as to allow the free flow of traffic.
The managing director, Majeed Zakaria, is quoted as saying: “The motorway was riddled with so many potholes, including some that had iron rods piercing out of them at some sections, but today 90 per cent of those potholes have been sealed, making the highway more motorable.”
The Tema Motorway, built in 1965, is the only international standard motorway in Ghana. It has undergone several bits of refurbishments due to the amount of pressure it undergoes from the volume of traffic.
It is also the scene of numerous accidents that have claimed lives and properties, especially over the last two decades. However, no independent study has put together how much has been lost from these tragedies.
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that three people lost their lives in an accident on the Accra-Tema motorway accident. According to sources, several others were also injured.
The accident occurred in late 2018 as the vehicle was moving from Sogakope-Ada stretch to Accra.
An unidentified eye witness revealed that the incident occurred when the brakes of a Hyundai H100 failed.
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