President Akufo-Addo began his Day 2 tour of the Greater Accra Region with an inspection of ongoing construction works on six footbridges on the Madina-Adenta highway.
The five-kilometre Madina-Adenta Highway, N4, will have 48 hours light on the stretch in the event of a blackout, the engineers on the project told the President.
A nine-bulleted achievement being expected at the end of the project includes a UPS System with 48-hour autonomy, and a replacement of signal-heads and controller equipment.
The projects, which are being undertaken by six different contractors, will see a re-configuration of the intersections and re-alignment of signal poles.
Briefing the President, the Deputy Director at the Department of Urban Roads, Mr Kwasi Nuamah, said that in the interim, some road markings have been done, as part of measures to avert future accidents, while work is being done on the bridges.
President Akufo-Addo was particularly concerned with the maintenance culture after the project has been handed over to the government.
However, he was assured that the department had good measures in place to ensure that the road was properly maintained.
The bridges, which form part of the Emergency Road Safety Improvement Works, when completed, will facilitate pedestrians crossing on the busy highway and end the frequent incidents of vehicular knockdowns on the stretch.
President Akufo-Addo, as part of the tour, commissioned a new ultramodern office complex for the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), and also cut the sod for the construction of the James Town Harbour.
He then moved to Korle-Bu, where he commissioned the hospital’s Accident and Burns Centre.
The President was at Abossey Okai to inspect roads construction, and held a meeting with spare parts dealers, before ending the day with the commissioning of a multipurpose astro turf mini-stadium and community centre at Sukura.