The government has awarded the Dome-Kitase road for rehabilitation.
The project, which covers a distance of 23 kilometres, starts from the Dome Roundabout in the Greater Accra Region to Kitase in the Eastern Region.
It includes the construction of a 16.3km two-lane single carriageway with asphaltic concrete surfacing and the provision of a 2.8km asphaltic concrete surfacing dual carriageway arterial with auxiliary lanes on both sides for drop off/pick up.
It will also include the provision of a 1km 2-lane single carriageway for Ashesi University, with asphaltic concrete surfacing.
The Minister for Roads and Highways, Kwesi Amoako–Atta, who announced this at a signing ceremony in Accra, said the project, which is estimated at GH¢195 million, would be funded by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) and the Government of Ghana.
He added that works on the project would officially commence at the end of the month and be completed in 24 months.
Mr Amoako Atta noted that the road when completed would ease traffic and enhance socio-economic activities for the people who ply that route.
“The project would also facilitate trade and the economic integration of Greater Accra and Eastern Regions and reduce the frequent breakdown of vehicles that ply the road,” he emphasized.
“We have gone through the entire procurement processes and the best contractor has emerged and wants to assure the company that the government will support our own to deliver this project on schedule,” he said.
The Minister for Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako-Atta signed on behalf of the Government while Eric Seddy Kutortse and Ing. Oliver Acquah signed on behalf of First Sky Construction Limited.
Richard Aniagyei, ISD