Residents in Takoradi have been informed about the closure of the Kwame Nkrumah Roundabout (Agiip Roundabout) Takoradi to be closed for one (1) year from Friday August 13, 2021 to pave way for the construction of the interchange.
Attached are the traffic management plan layout and the design of the interchange.
Meanwhile, the Takoradi market construction is progressing steadily. Last year, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, cut the sod for redevelopment of the Takoradi Market Circle to begin.
The project will cost €48 million and is being financed by an export credit from the Deutsche Bank S.p.A Italy, with export credit guarantee support from SACE, the Italian export guarantee agency.
Messrs Contracta Costruzioni Italia SLR is the contractor on the project which is expected to be completed in 30 months.
When it is finished, the new market will have 2,408 stores, 33 restaurants and food courts, bulk breaking areas, a visitors’ car park, union offices, a police station, a fire station, a post office, a clinic, administrative offices, a waste separation dock and changing rooms for staff.
Preliminary Works On Takoradi PTC Interchange Ongoing
The rapid growth of traffic in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis is seeing a daily increase due to the improvements in the economy predominantly as a result of the discovery of oil in the Western Region specifically Takoradi pivotal roads.
To address this, the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo led-New Patriotic Party (NPP) government has resolved to construct two interchanges for the metropolis. About three (3) months ago, the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, cut sod for the construction of the PTC Interchange in Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana.
The PTC roundabout is part of three roundabouts that are on the periphery of the Central Business District of Takoradi with the others being Paa Grant and the Shippers roundabouts.
At the sod-cutting ceremony, Dr. Bawumia said, traffic data from the Ministry of Roads and Highways indicates that the PTC and Paa Grant roundabouts are increasingly congested, hence the need for the construction of the PTC Interchange.
According to the Vice President, it was therefore vital for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration to upgrade the roundabout to an interchange to help minimize the identified congestion.
Observation by Western Ghana News (WGN) reporters have revealed that after the just ended December 7th polls, preliminary works on the Takoradi Interchange has started. Machines are seen on the roads perforating the ground. We are told they are testing the soil of the area to inform the contractor on how best to tackle the construction.