Work on the Nyanyano main road to Nana Dawa in the Gomoa East District in the Central Region is progressing steadily, with the contractor giving the assurance that work will be completed on schedule.
Work on the road started in August last year and is expected to be completed in March 2023.
The construction of the 8.8-kilometre stretch from the Adade Junction to Nyanyano and Nana Dawa is expected to bring some relief to residents in the area, including those in the Millennium City, Gomoa Kakraba and their environs.
The road will connect Kasoa from the overpass to Adade through the Millennium City Junction, Fiifi Pratt and Kojo Oku.
The Kypoll Compant Limited is constructing the single carriage road, estimated to cost GH¢50 million.
Currently, the two major culverts, drainages and earthworks on the Nyanyano section of the road have been completed, with asphalt surfacing progressing.
The Site Engineer, Mr. Dan Phillips, said the company had received a lot of cooperation from the chiefs and people of the area, while enjoying support from the Gomoa East District Assembly and the Department of Urban Roads.
He, however, expressed concern that some members of the public occupying vantage positions along the roads — namely food vendors and occupants of stores and houses — appeared to dump rubbish into the U-drains.
Such activities, he said, impeded the work, explaining that the construction workers had to spend hours desilting the drainage each time before moving further.
He said in spite of the challenges posed by human activities, the company was determined to complete the project on schedule.
The Municipal Roads Engineer at Kasoa, Mr. Evans Amofa, said the road was expected to improve traffic flow to communities close to the main Nyanyano road.
He said road inventories and cost estimates had been prepared for other roads within the neighbourhood, adding that their construction was subjected to the availability of funds from the central government.
He said the Department of Urban Roads was collaborating with the Gomoa East District Assembly to remove all unauthorised structures within the road reservation.
He implored road users to be patient and to observe traffic management measures deployed by contractors.
A shop owner at the Fiifi Pratt Junction, Mame Esi Kissi, said the ongoing work on the road was a big relief , saying it would reduce travel time.
"I wish other adjoining roads from the curve through Kojo Oku to the Millennium City and the Fetteh roads are also tackled as a matter of urgency to ease the suffering of residents who use it to access the Kasoa Market,” she said.