Government has signed the contract for the design and construction of the Accra-Tema Motorway and Extensions Project from the Tema Interchange through Apenkwa Interchange to Neoplan Junction.

According to a press release signed by the Minister for Roads and Highway, Kwasi Amoako-Attah, the contract was signed with South African Construction giant, Mota-Engil, Engenharia e Construção África, SA, on Wednesday, December 16, after approval from the Public Procurement Authority and the Central Tender Review Board.

Amongst other development, the scope of work under the contract includes the reconstruction and expansion of the Motorway into a 2-lane dual carriageway for the freeway and a 3-lane dual carriageway for the urban highway.

The Tetteh Quarshie Interchange – Apenkwah Interchange will also be reconstructed into a 6-lane dual carriageway with Asphaltic Concrete surfacing.

The contract provides also for the construction of Toll plazas and 14 new Pedestrian footbridges “to ensure safe crossing of pedestrians where necessary”.

Commencement of construction is set for after detailed design of the project is approved and relocation of services are completed, according to the Ministry.

“The Employer during this time will also be engaging stakeholders and project affected persons to ensure all safeguard issues are resolved,” it announces.

For further clarification concerning the Extension Project, the general public is urged to contact the Public Affairs Division of the Ghana Highway Authority.