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Ghana Highway Authority Announces Temporary Closure of Butre River Bridge for Repairs

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The Ghana Highway Authority has informed motorists that the Ewusiejoe section of the Takoradi-Agona Road on the N1 Highway will be closed for 12 hours starting from Saturday, May 13th at 10 pm to Sunday, May 14th at 10 pm. The closure is to allow for essential repairs to be carried out on the Butre River Bridge at Ewusiejoe near Takoradi.

In a statement, the Highway Authority emphasized that during this time, no vehicle would be allowed to access the bridge. Motorists travelling between Takoradi and Agona Junction and beyond are advised to use alternative routes to their destinations.

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This move by the Ghana Highway Authority is a necessary measure to ensure the safety of motorists and to prevent any accidents that could occur due to the poor state of the bridge. The Butre River Bridge is a critical infrastructure on the Takoradi-Agona road, and its repair is essential for the smooth movement of goods and people between the two towns.

For the most part, the announcement by the Ghana Highway Authority has been well received by road users, who have commended the authority for taking proactive steps to maintain critical road infrastructure. However, some motorists have expressed concerns about the inconvenience caused by the temporary closure, especially for those who need to travel during the affected period.

In a nutshell, the temporary closure of the Ewusiejoe section of the Takoradi-Agona Road on the N1 Highway is necessary to ensure the safety of motorists and the timely repair of the Butre River Bridge. Motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes during the 12-hour closure period. The Ghana Highway Authority has assured that repair works will be completed within the stipulated time, and the bridge will be reopened to motorists immediately after.

Read Full press Statement below

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