Government committed to dualizing national highways – Minister

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The government is still dedicated to its plan to convert major interstates from their current single-carriage status to dual carriageways, according to Minister of Roads and Highways Akwasi Amoako-Atta.

As part of his working trip of the Western region, Mr. Akwasi Amoako-Atta made the comments while evaluating the ongoing road construction on the Tarkwa-Agona Nkwanta road.

He instructed Ministry of Roads and Highways engineers to conform to the new government policy regarding the building of highways.

“you as engineers at the Ministry should have this at the back of your mind, I don’t know whether as we work on this road provision could be made for the near future. Because government’s policy now is to try as much as possible to dualize all highways and you know the benefits of dualization.”

“We are becoming too late on these things; single-carriage ways where cars cross each other are a thing of the past,” the minister continued.

The entire world has evolved past that, so if there is an accident, we note a large number of fatalities due to car collisions. We should keep this in mind while we are building highways.

Source: Ghanatodayonline.com

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