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Motorway tunnel: Highway Authority starts stolen bolts replacement

Motorway tunnel: Highway Authority starts stolen bolts replacement

Ghana News
Workers from the Bridge Maintenance Unit of the Ghana Highway Authority (GHA) last Saturday started replacing the bolts holding the corrugated metals in the tunnel that connects Tema Community 18 to Borteyman. The replacement is to prevent the bridge which lies beneath the Accra Motorway from collapsing, following the theft of about 1,400 of the 2,000 bolts holding the bridge to the motorway concrete. The stealing incident was discovered recently following an assessment on the bridge which showed signs of imminent danger. The assessment found the missing bolts to have also compromised the structural integrity of the bridge, making it susceptible to collapse if not repaired immediately. The tunnel was closed to traffic last Saturday to allow for the replacement of the...
Floods hit eastern Accra after morning downpour

Floods hit eastern Accra after morning downpour

Ghana News, Headlines Today, Lifestyle & Social
Movement of motorists was heavily impeded Thursday morning at the Kpone Barrier portion of the main Tema-Aflao N1 road due to flood waters following an early morning downpour. Some motorists and their passengers complained of staying in gridlocks between two and five hours before making their way out of the situation. Joy News’ Carlos Calony who toured the affected areas said the floods blocked the road in front of the Bel-Acqua Bottling Company where commuters virtually sailed through running waters. The main Accra –Tema Motorway did not fare any better, as the rains forced a heavy gridlock that ensured vehicles moved at a snail’s pace. A number of vehicles with very low clearance had to park for the floods to subside, while some others who braved through had their vehicles b...
Heavy traffic expected on Tema motorway as Ghana Highways moves to renovate bridges

Heavy traffic expected on Tema motorway as Ghana Highways moves to renovate bridges

Ghana News
Drivers and commuters on the Tema motorway should brace themselves for heavy vehicular traffic as the Ghana Highways Authority races to fix bridges on the stretch. According to the Authority, the bridges have failed structural integrity tests, hence, the need to renovate them. In an interview with JoyNews, the Lead Engineer with GHA, Aaron Amponsah said the deplorable state of the bridges makes them a national emergency. “The lifespan of these bridges is done. So we are going to fix them. This particular one is the most serious one, the others are manageable. “It will take about two weeks for us to finish this exercise. It is an emergency so we will work through the weekend,” he told JoyNews’ Michael Asharley. With 200 meters of the motorway cordoned off, Mr Amponsah a...

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