Mr. Dan Phillips (left), the site engineer in charge of the project, and Mr. Mamudu Kagifah (2nd from left), the supervisor, supervising the installation of the asphalt surface on the road in Nyanyano, near from Kasoa. Photo: GABRIEL AHIABOR
Work on the main road from Nyanyano to Nana Dawa in Gomoa East district in the central region is progressing steadily, with the contractor providing assurances that the works will be completed on time.
Work on the road began in August last year and is expected to be completed in March 2023.
The construction of the 8.8 kilometer stretch between Adade Junction and Nyanyano and Nana Dawa is expected to bring some relief to residents of the region, especially those of Millennium City, Gomoa Kakraba and surrounding areas.
The road will connect Kasoa from the Viaduct to Adade passing through Millennium City Junction, Fiifi Pratt and Kojo Oku.
Kypoll Compant Limited is building the one-car road, which is estimated to cost GH ¢ 50 million.
Currently, the two main culverts, drainage and earthworks on the Nyanyano section of the road are completed and the asphalt pavement is progressing.
Site engineer Dan Phillips said the company has received a lot of cooperation from the chiefs and residents of the area, while also having the support of the Gomoa East District Assembly and the Department of Urban Roads.
He expressed concern, however, that some members of the public in vantage points along the roads – namely food vendors and occupants of shops and homes – appeared to be dumping rubbish down the U-shaped sewers.
Such activities, he said, hampered the work, explaining that construction workers had to spend hours unclogging the drainage each time before continuing.
He said that despite the challenges posed by human activities, the company was determined to complete the project on time.
Kasoa municipal road engineer Mr. Evans Amofa said the road should improve traffic flow to communities near the main Nyanyano road.
He said road inventories and cost estimates had been prepared for other roads in the neighborhood, adding that their construction was subject to the availability of central government funds.
He said the Urban Roads Department was working with the Gomoa East District Assembly to remove all unauthorized structures in the road reserve.
He implored road users to be patient and observe the traffic management measures deployed by the contractors.
A store owner at the Fiifi Pratt junction, Mame Esi Kissi, said the ongoing work on the road was a great relief, saying it would reduce travel time.
“I wish that other roads adjacent to the curve through Kojo Oku to Millennium City and Fetteh roads are also urgently addressed to alleviate the suffering of residents who use it to access Kasoa market,” said she declared.