Tema Motorway Construction: Traffic To Be Diverted For Motorway Roundabout Project On October 2

Tema Motorway Construction: Traffic To Be Diverted For Motorway Roundabout Project On October 2

  • The Ghana Highway Authority is diverting traffic on the Tema Motorway for work on the roundabout project
  • A statement from the authority said these measures will speed up construction works on the project
  • Drivers have been cautioned by the authority to adhere to the diversions, which were broadcast online and in print

Traffic will be diverted on the Accra-Tema motorway from Monday, October 2, 2023.

This is to allow for construction work on the second phase of the Tema Motorway roundabout project.

Tema Motorway construction
Aerial view of the Tema Motorway (L). Source: Twitter/@highwaysghana
Source: Getty Images

A statement from the Ghana Highway Authority said these measures will speed up construction works.

The construction of the second phase of the Tema Motorway Grade Separation Project is under a $25 million grant facility signed between Ghana and Japan.

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The authority thus cautioned motorists and the public to take note of the various diversions. To help with understanding, the authority released an instruction video.

The diversions are captured below:

The Ghana Highway Authority statement
The Ghana Highway Authority outlined the diversions in a statement. Source: Twitter/@highwaysghana
Source: Twitter

Highway Authority statement
The Ghana Highway Authority urged motorists to adhere to the diversions. Source: Twitter/@highwaysghana
Source: Twitter

Plan to expand motorway to 10 lanes

YEN.com.gh reported that the Roads and Highways minister revealed a plan to expand the highway connecting Accra and Tema to 10 lanes.

Kwasi Amoako-Atta said the 10-lane road will be composed of free-way, access control, three urban highways, and some footbridges for pedestrians.

The motorway is an essential road connecting Accra to the port city of Tema.

Motorway considered a death trap.

YEN.com.gh also reported that an articulated truck crashed into one of the toll booths on the Accra-Tema Motorway, killing an attendant instantly.

Another attendant who happens to be deaf and dumb also sustained serious injuries.

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This incident, recorded in December 2022, is one of the many that has led to calling the motorway a death trap.

Ghanaians recently campaigned online for the motorway to be better maintained.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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Delali Adogla-Bessa (Current Affairs Editor) Delali Adogla-Bessa is a Current Affairs Editor with YEN.com.gh. Delali previously worked as a freelance journalist in Ghana and has over seven years of experience in media, primarily with Citi FM, Equal Times, Ubuntu Times. Delali also volunteers with the Ghana Institute of Language Literacy and Bible Translation, where he documents efforts to preserve local languages. He graduated from the University of Ghana in 2014 with a BA in Information Studies. Email: delali.adogla-bessa@yen.com.gh.

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