The Ghana Highways Authority has announced the closure of parts of the Ayi Mensah to Peduase road for five months.
Ayi Mensah-Peduase road shut for five months
A statement from the authority said it would halt traffic on a section of the road beginning Wednesday June 22 to Saturday November 19, 2016 to allow for works on the road to commence.
The announcement follows months of complaints from residents and motorists of the area about fears of falling rocks.
“The Ghana Highway Authority announces for the information of motorists that the south-bound lane i.e. the lane from the Peduase Lodge to Ayi Mensah on the Accra-Aburi Road would be closed to vehicular traffic for five months…As an alternative, motorists may also use the Kitase-Berekusu road.”
Meanwhile a section of the Ayi Mensah to Peduase road will continue to be open to the public although traffic congestion is to be expected. The road was closed earlier in January 2016 for the same reason although it was reopened four days later.
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The public has criticised the highway authority for taking too long to respond to concerns and also the state of the alternative route that has been provided.
The authority has called on road users to be mindful of directional signs and follow the orders of traffic wardens to avert any incidents and the smooth execution of works.
Major establishments in the area include the presidential lodge at Peduase; the Ashesi University and the newly opened Peduase Valley Resort.
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