Mota-Engil to construct Accra-Tema motorway in Ghana

Portuguese construction firm, Mota-Engil, has been awarded a US$570 million contract for the design and construction of the Accra-Tema Motorway and Extensions Project in Ghana.

By Staff Writer on
8th January 2021

The contract was signed on 16 December 2020 between Mota-Engil and the Ministry of Roads and Highways in Ghana, after receiving approval from the country’s Public Procurement Authority and the Central Tender Review Board.

According to a press release issued by Mota-Engil, the project scope involves the Design and Build (rehabilitation and expansion) of the Accra-Tema Motorway and Extensions, a total of 27.7 km, and will take place over a period of 48 months.

Toolbooth on Tema - Accra motorway
Toolbooth on Tema - Accra motorway (Enock4seth | Wikimedia Commons)

A separate press release signed by Kwasi Amoako-Attah, the Ghanaian minister for roads and highways, gave a breakdown of the scope of works under the contract as follows:

  1. reconstruction and expansion of the existing Motorway(19.5km) into a two-lane Dual Carriageway for the freeway, and a three-lane dual carriageway for the urban highway. The freeway will remain concrete surfacing, whilst the urban highway will be in asphaltic concrete with paved shoulders;
  2. reconstruction of the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange to Apenkwa Interchange (5.7km) into a six-lane dual carriageway with Asphaltic Concrete surfacing;
  3. reconstruction of Tesano Junction – Neoplan Junction (2.5km) into a three-lane dual carriageway in asphaltic concrete surfacing;
  4. construction of five (5) new interchanges at Lashibi, Community 18 Junction, Teshie Link Junction, Dzorwulu Junction and Neoplan Junction to facilitate traffic movement at the junctions;
  5. remodeling of the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange to eliminate the perennial congestion;
  6. reconstruction of Apenkwa Interchange;
  7. rehabilitation of Achimota Interchange;
  8. provision of streetlights;
  9. construction of fourteen (14) new pedestrian footbridges to ensure safe crossing of pedestrians, where necessary; and
  10. construction of Toll plazas:

The press release from the ministry for roads and highways added that "Actual construction works will commence soon after the detailed design has been approved and relocation of services are completed."

The implementing agency for the project is the Ghana Highway Authority. 

Top Photo: Highway in Accra, Greater Accra Region, Ghana (jbdodane | Wikimedia Commons)

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