Mahama will officially open the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange today’s evening
The Kwame Nkrumah Interchange which has since been under construction has been completed and President John Dramani Mahama will officially open it to road users today. Reports reveal the ceremony will hold at 5pm today, being the 14th of November.
According to a statement released by the Ministry of Roads and Highways said the opening was necessary to reduce congestion and allow traffic to flow freely at the Interchange and its surroundings.
In the statement, the Roads and Highways Ministry, cautioned all kinds of road users to strictly keep to the traffic rules regulating the proper use of the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange. Pedestrians were instructed to ensure that they use the walkway provided for them. Drivers were warned never to park anywhere aside authourised places. Truck drivers were also warned to observe the height restrictions when using the Interchange. Finally, traders were adviced to transact their businesses only at authorised spots.
The statement also indicated that Law enforcement officers would be readily available to direct and assist all road users on all the adjoining routes in and around the Interchange.
Below is a pictorial guide to the routes of the interchange:
The ministry therefore warned one and all to strictly adhere to all the traffic rules, clearly indicating that a breach of any of the rules attracts stringent penalties.
The Kwame Nkrumah Interchange
The Kwame Nkrumah Circle Interchange was built by a Brazilian construction firm, Quieiroz Galvao, and as well funded with a loan from the Brazilian government.
The construction of the interchange became necessary following constant heavy traffic at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, which handled over 84,000 vehicles from the arterial roads and their intersections daily. The project which cost €74.88 million has been lauded as one of the major achievements of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The interchange which has three flyovers, had two of them opened by President Mahama in August 2015. It also has a Fire Service and ambulance stations as well as a bus terminal. At the this final stage of its construction, the Kwame Nkrumah statute and fountain were redesigned.