The Minister for Roads and Highways, Kwesi Amoako-Attah, has announced that the Suame Interchange will be constructed in two phases.
Phase 1 of the project comprises the construction of a 4-tier interchange with ancillary works while phase 2 will comprise the construction of the complementary interchange and road works.
The Minister announced this when he appeared before the Roads and Transport Select Committee of Parliament to defend the construction of the Suame Interchange Project and improvements of other local roads along the five radials of the roundabout as well as the 3 Northern Bridges Project.
He said the current state of the Suame intersection was characterized by severe congestion, high vehicular pedestrian conflicts due to the major land uses bordering it, and a high incidence of accidents, adding that the interchange would help curb the menace.
“The government’s decision to convert the Suame Roundabout to an interchange will significantly reduce road accidents and injuries, reduce travel times and congestion as well as reduce freight transport costs,” he emphasized.
Mr Amoako-Attah further disclosed that the construction of the interchange would see the development of other local roads within and around the Suame-Magazine area.
The roads to be developed include the Offinso Road(N10) 3km Suame roundabout- Abusuakuruwa, Western Bypass 2km Suame Roundabout-Sofoline- Interchange, Mampong Road South(N10) 1.2KM Suame Roundabout-Kejetia, Eastern Bypass 1.4km Suame Roundabout-New Tafo Road and Mampong Road North (IR4) 1.9KM Suame Roundabout- Magazine New Road.
Richard Aniagyei, ISD