The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCO), has requested the Power Distribution Services Limited (PDS), to reduce electricity supply to consumers in parts of Accra.
The exercise will start from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, June 1st to 2nd to allow for works to commence on some of its 161kmV transmission lines.
[contextly_sidebar id=”byGMQPCzfpGogHixlzvH0smRwzvXTkx6″]GRIDCo says the request is at the insistence of the Ghana Highway Authority which is implementing the expansion of the Tema motorway intersection to improve on traffic flow in and out of Tema.
The objective of the work is to increase the ground clearance of GRIDCo’s 161Kv Volta-Achimota transmission lines crossing the Akosombo-Tema route and facilitate the implementation of the road project.
The Motorway forms an essential part of the Trans-Africa Highway, stretching from Lagos through Lomé, Accra, and Abidjan to Dakar,
The Motorway also serves as the junction to the Subregion and the Grade Separation forms part of the Improvement of Ghanaian International Road Corridors project.
Phase one of the Grade Separation project began in February 2018 and is expected to be completed in 28 months.
The expansion is 2.1 km three-lane dual carriageway with 730m underpass on the National route N1 with the improvement of approximately 1.9km two-lane dual carriageway on the National Route N2 from the Ashiaman Roundabout onto the Harbour Road.
It includes the construction of Service Road Ramps, retaining wall and box culvert, road base and pavement; construction of Pedestrian Bridges; and provision of adequate Road Safety furniture to safeguard lives and property.
Phase Two of the project, which commences after the successful completion of Phase One, comprises the construction of a flyover on the Akosombo-Tema Harbour Road.
The project will also conduct detailed design improvements for the rehabilitation of National Trunk Road N8 in the Central Region.
The Japanese government is providing funding of approximately $55.6 million through the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA).