Ghana Upgrades Dunkwa-Ayamfuri Highway

The reconstruction is expected to be completed in 24 months.

By Chriselle Moraes on
19th May 2023

Ghana is partially reconstructing the Dunkwa-Ayamfuri Highway in the Ashanti Region to promote development and boost economic growth.

Deputy Minister for Roads and Highways, Stephen Jalulah announced at a sod-cutting ceremony that the GHS90.6 million (US$8.3 million) construction contract has been awarded to local firm Ghacos. The Ghana Highway Authority will supervise the project, with work due to be completed in 24 months.

The scope includes the construction of an 8-kilometre, 2-lane carriageway with paved shoulders and alignment improvement. “Other works are the construction of drainage structures such as culverts and U-drains as well as road traffic signs and markings,” Jalulah said.

The road upgrade is intended to enhance connectivity and provide easier access to employment, education, healthcare and other services.

The Dunkwa-Ayamfuri Highway or Inter-Regional Road 8 (IR8) connects important towns in the Central, Western, Northern, Ashanti, and Ahafo regions.

It runs from Dunkwa through Ayamfuri, Obuasi and Diaso in the Central Region to Adiembra, Anhwienso, Adukrom, Bibiani in the Western Region, Dumase, Ahireso in the Ashanti Region, and Nobekaw, Kukuom to Goaso in the Ahafo Region.

Top photo: Road construction (© Mihashenk  |  Dreamstime)

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