Tetteh-Quarshie-Mallam road

Work on the $165m Tetteh-Quarshie Interchange-Apenkwa and Apenkwa-Mallam Junction road projects in Ghana are expecting to be complete by the 31 January deadline.

If the project is not completed on time, it will put the country at risk of losing the project money to the US government, which is funding the project.

The development is being carried out in two parts, with China Railway (Wuju) Group working on the section from Tetteh Quarshie Interchange to Apenkwa to Mallam Junction and building a 5.5km stretch of N1 Highway under a $42m contract, while Portugal-based MSF is constructing the Mallam Interchange.

John Bernard Koranteng Yorke, infrastructure project manager in charge of transportation and agriculture of Ghana, told the Daily Graphic that China Railway (Wuju) Group has carried out 98% of its project. MSF Construction is responsible for building an 8km stretch under a $83m contract, which will span the Apenkwa and Mallam interchanges. So far, MSF Construction has completed 89% of the Mallam Interchange project, which involves five loops soon to be completed.

Upon completion, the N1 Highway will provide a 14km three-lane carriageway, helping reduce congestion and travel time from farm gate to the airport and Tema seaport. The projects are part of the $547m US-funded MiDA projects, aimed at improving various sectors of Ghana’s economy, including transportation and agriculture.

The engineering consultants for the project are Intercontinental Consultants and Technocrats of India in partnership with BANS Consult, Ghana.


Image Caption: The Mallam Interchange project involves the construction of five loops and is completed by 89%. Image courtesy of MiDA