Parts Of N1 To Be Closed For 2 Weeks

A section of the N1 Highway that passes through the Kasoa Township will be closed to traffic between 10 pm and 5 am each day due to work on the Kasoa Interchange Project.

The partial closure of the stretch commences from today [Sunday], July 10, 2016 and is expected to last for at least two weeks.

A statement from the Queiroz Galv?o Construction, who are working on the Kasoa Interchange Project said: “This is to enable the contractor to lift into place the steel beams for the bridge construction. The closure will start on Sunday, 10th July, 2016 and continue for a period of two weeks and it is likely to end on 23rd, July,2016.”

The statement added that drivers on the N1 would now have to use “the New Kasoa Western Bypass that starts in the East(Accra side) after the Tuba Tool Booth, and on the West (Winneba side) about 1500m from Budumburam (Liberia camp). Drivers are advised to pay attention to traffic diversion signs placed at vantage points on the networks to find alternative routes for their travels”

The $160-million Kasoa interchange project commenced last August and is expected to be completed in October this year.

President Mahama said at the time that the Kasoa project would allow free movement of vehicles from Accra to the Western Region.

Given the number of people who ply the stretch every day, the closure is expected to cause some level of discomfort for road users.

The Public Relations Officer of the project, Amadu Taureg advised motorists travelling to and from Cape Coast from the capital to use the alternative routes which have been prescribes.

“We plead with motorists, those driving from Accra towards Cape Coast who have nothing to do in Kasoa, upon the reaching the tollbooth at Tuba, they can take the immediate U-turn on the left and use the New Kasoa Western Bypass”