The Tema Motorway’s structural integrity has raised concerns with the Ghana Highways Authority, who has advised motorists to exercise caution when using it.
Cecil Nii Obodai Wentum, the authority’s public relations officer, said that until enough money is raised for a thorough rehabilitation of the freeway, all users must drive carefully on the section.
Mr. Wentum went on to say that regular maintenance crews are visible on the highway, putting temporary fixes in place to maintain its usage.
In order to ease traffic flow, the Ghana Highways Authority launched an operation to remove damaged toll booths from the Accra-Tema Motorway in response to these worries.
However, a recent event that occurred only days after the removal operation shocked the nation when a vehicle crashed the Accra tollbooth.
The truck driver argued for a safer placement and blamed the mishap on warning signs that were put too near to the building site.
A breakdown of the GH1 million budget set up for the two-week demolition work has been released by Joseph Atsu Amedzake, Director of Road Safety and Environment at the Ghana Highway Authority.
He clarified that the budget includes costs for signs, streetlight installation, safety barrier construction, and demolition.
The total cost includes these essential components, not solely demolition expenditures, he explained, adding that “So we have demolition, we have installation of streetlights, the installation of safety barriers and safety signs. And so we have safety works, we have demolishing works, we have street light works. So it’s not only the demolishing that is one 1 million, but it comprises of a demolishing then the street light works and then installation of safety features.”