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Repair works on Ashaiman underbridge; Contractors fail to meet deadline

The Ashaiman underbridge which was closed to traffic on Friday evening the 21st of February to pave way for repair works, is yet to be reopen following the failure of contractors to meet their deadline.

The contractors were scheduled to complete repair works at the underbridge on Sunday evening and reopen the underbridge to traffic at 4am Monday morning, however a visit to the the construction site on Sunday and Monday morning reveaked cobtractors are behind schedule.

When Atinka TV got to the site on Monday morning, contractors were busily fixing new iron rod mesh after drilling off the old concrete which was in a deplorable state.

Supervisors on site who spoke to Atinka TV off camera said they are hopeful of applying the concrete to the surface of the road after they are done with the iron rod mesh.

According to them, the failure to meet the Sunday deadline had to do with the delay in the arrival of materials to the site, stressing that the delay in some ways will give them ample time to do a good job.

However some drivers who thought works at were underbridge had been completed were left disappointed when they found out work is still ongoing.

Meanwhile, the situation has worsened the vehicular traffic situation on some roads in Ashaiman and parts of Tema.

Due to the delays, drivers have to stick to the alternative routes provided during the closure of the underbridge.

However authorities at the Ghana Highways Authrotiy say, they arr confident the repairs works on the Ashaiman underbridge will be completed by close of day today.


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