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Regional News of Tuesday, 21 June 2016


Ayi Mensah Peduase road not closed

The Ghana Highway Authority (GHA) has halted the closure of the “south-bound” lane of the Peduase Lodge-Ayi Mensah road which connects Accra to the Eastern Region until further notice.

In a press release issued by the Chief Executive, the authority said there would be a closure of the south-bound road from the Peduase Lodge to Ayi Mensah.

That section of the road will be inaccessible to motorists for five months as engineers find solutions to deal with the imminent danger.

The lane would be closed at 6:00am on Wednesday 22nd June, 2016, till 19th November, 2016,” the statement indicated.

“As an alternative, motorists may also use the Kitase-Berekuso road.”

Authorities pleaded with the public to cooperate with the directive in order for engineers to start repair works on that section of the scarp.

“Motorists are kindly advised to co-operate with the traffic wardens at the Ayi Mensah and Peduase ends of the road and also follow directional signs that would be placed along the route to ensure safe execution of the works,” the statement added.

But the Deputy Chief Executive for Maintenance at the Authority, Baba Kasim Nuhu said the road will no longer be closed.

He explained that, the sudden turn of events is to ensure contractors for the job place safety directional signs along the route for safe direction for drivers who use the Kitase-Brekusu road.

“The closure of the road will help us and also prevent deaths on our roads but it is important for us to create another route for the drivers which has not yet been done and so for now we will halt the closure till further notice” he said.