Few hours after the commissioning of phase one of the Obetsebi Lamptey Interchange by President Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo, drivers zoomed in to have a feel of the $17 million project road.
The road which records 60,000 vehicular movements daily is expected to significantly reduce traffic and congestion. Expressing joy, most drivers disclosed to Adoa TV’s Naa Afaley that the overpass has eased congestion which in turn will save fuel consumption.
One driver who runs from New Town to Kasoa indicated that the traffic congestion has reduced after the interchange was opened to traffic. He expressed satisfaction on the state of work done, adding that it was going to make their work easier and less stressful.
“The road has been well constructed”, another driver added.
Meanwhile, traders at Abossey-Okai appeared to be at the disadvantage as they complained of dust emitting from the leftover construction materials which settle on their wares. They said they were optimistic that the dust would have reduced after phase one of the project was done but the reverse is the situation.
The Obetsebi-Lamptey Circle is a major roundabout that links Kaneshie to Accra through Graphic Road; Kaneshie to the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange, and then Kaneshie to the spare-parts hub of Abossey Okai. The contract for the design and the construction of the interchange and other ancillary works was signed in October 2016.
Meanwhile, the Roads Minister, Kwasi Amoako Atta has warned contractors that government will not tolerate any shoddy works. He then assured the citizenry that five similar interchanges in other regions are under construction.
by: Naa Afarley Quarcoo, Gloria Sannie