Motorists plying the Obetsebi-Lamptey Roundabout towards Korle Bu Teaching Hostpial have been advised to consider alternative routes or brace for congestion at the Central Mosque -Abossey Okai stretch.
A section of the road will be closed to traffic from today to next Friday, September 30, to pave way for the contractor, QGMI, with FAS Consult Ltd as consultants, to launch metallic beams onto the interchange.
According to the Urban Roads Department, the exercise will affect vehicular movement from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each day.
Motorists not familiar with the area are assured of traffic diversion signs through alternative routes to their destinations.
The development according to the acting Director of the Department of Urban Roads (DUR), J.O. Amoo-Gottfried, is expected to affect movement towards the Kaneshie Market (Mpamprom) section, due to construction works which are is already creating a lot of inconvenience for road users.
He however says its very necessary at this stage to ensure the project is completed before the Friday, September 30 deadline.
Construction works on the second phase of the Obetsebi-Lamptey Interchange project began in February last year.
It covers the third-tier flyover from the Abossey Okai Central Mosque side of the road towards the ISTC Yard and connects the Abossey Okai road, as well as underground storm drains from the Hyundai stretch of the roundabout to Mpamprom, near the Kaneshie Market, which have been inundated by floods for years.
The project also involves laying of asphaltic concrete, widening of the road into a three-lane dual carriageway, with provision for bus rapid transit facilities, widening of the Awudome Cemetery and the Nii Teiko Din roads into dual carriage lanes, as well as improvement of the Kaneshie Market Terminal.
Myxyzonline sources say the $35 million project is expected to be fully completed by March 2023.