Expansion of Accra-Tema motorway

Roadworks part of Tema port upgrade

The Tema-Accra dual carriageway is to be converted into a three-lane highway, with construction work scheduled to begin September 2015.

The works are part of the Tema Port expansion project designed to improve access to the port and allow for greater volumes of cargo. The road project is being managed by the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) and is expected to cost about $4.5 million.

The works will involve a complete re-engineering of the 25-km road from the Tetteh Quarshie roundabout in Accra to the harbour in Tema, as well as the construction of several interchanges for link roads between the two cities.

The GPHA say the expansion project is critical to its quest to improve the port's role in the region and facilitate larger container vessels carrying oil, clinker, cement and general goods. The authority is investing $115 million in upgrading existing cargo facilities at Tema harbour and port.