W/R to see new dawn of road infrastructure – Minister

Minister for Roads and Highways Kwasi Amoako Atta has announced that works on the much anticipated PTC Roundabout in Takoradi in the Western Region will begin in September this year.

According to him, this will be after the Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Muhammadu Bawumia, has performed a sod cutting ceremony on Tuesday, September 1.

Giving an update on current road works ongoing in the Western Region ahead of a two-day working tour by President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo, Mr. Amoako Attah indicated that the ceremony will pave the way for a “new dawn of road infrastructure” in the Region.

He mentioned that a total road network of 1,258 kilometres are currently under construction and are at different stages of completion in the Region.

He mentioned that 80 new road projects are currently ongoing, 27 of which are being supervised by the Ghana Highways Authority, 34 under Feeder Roads, and the remaining being managed by the Urban Roads Department.

“All of these project are at advanced stages of completion,” he emphasized.

He also revealed that apart from the 80 road projects currently ongoing “there are 25 separate road projects being considered for construction in September”.

“These new 25 road projects, encompass 10 road projects which would be supervised by the Ghana Highways Authority, 5 under Feeder Roads, and 10 others under Urban Roads.

The Western Region has a total road network of 5,289.7 kilometres.

About 45 per cent of it are in a very poor state, and thus deserves a facelift.

By Eric Yaw Adjei|3news.com|Ghana