A new road linking urban areas of Ghana to nearby towns and developed areas is soon to become a reality following a $85m (UA53.59m) loan by the African Development Bank (AfDB).

The 15km Awoshie-Pokuase road in the north-western part of the capital city Accrawill links the Accra-Kumasi road to the Accra-Tema motorway extension at Awoshie, allowing improved cross border traffic between Ghana with the surrounding regions.

The road will also link the Tema-Ouagadougou-Bamako corridor with the Trans-West African Coastal Highway.

The project will be co-financed by the ADF and the French Development Agency which will provide UA25.7m and the Ghanaian Government which will invest UA5.25m.

Work on the project is expected to finish in June 2014.

The AfDB loan will also go towards developing the secondary roads and related socio-economic infrastructure.