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President John Dramani Mahama is expected to inaugurate the Kwame Nkrumah Circle flyovers later today, a statement from the transport ministry has stated.

To officially open the interchange, the Brazilian construction firm, Quieiroz Galvao, will hand over the project to the government this before dusk.

The project that was funded with a loan from the Brazilian government, is expected to ease traffic and reduce travel time for commuters.

The construction of the interchange was necessitated by necessary  heavy traffic at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, which handled over 82,000 vehicles from the arterial roads and their intersections daily.

The project which  involves detailed engineering and construction of the old circle into a three-tier interchange, includes a drainage, terminals, pedestrian walkways and  landscape for easy accessibility of the facility.

It also includes about a 1.2-kilometre flyover from the Busy Internet end of the Ring Road to the Awudome Cemetery, near the Obetsebi-Lamptey Roundabout, with street lights.

A statement from the ministry of transport reveals that the commissioning is aimed at reducing congestion so as to allow the free flow of traffic.

It also said drivers of big trucks are being advised to observe the height restrictions when using the Interchange, and also tasked traders to transact businesses at authorized locations.

Some economists have said the interchange when opened to traffic,would stimulate local economic growth.

Story by: Emmanuel Henryson Okrah |

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