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Highway Authority announces closure of roads to fix GRIDCo transmission lines

The repair works have become necessary following Sunday’s nationwide blackout as a result of a technical fault on a major transmission line

The Ghana Highway Authority has announced parts of the N1, N2 and N4 highways will be closed to traffic on Thursday to allow Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) to undertake stringing of transmission line conductors along that stretch.

It follows Sunday’s nationwide blackout which GRIDCo attributed to a technical fault on one of the major transmission lines between Prestea and Obuasi.

Affected roads include N1, Tema – Aflao before the traffic light at the T.T Brothers Junction, (9am -11am) and N2. Tema – Akosombo, near the newly constructed overhead walkway (12noon-3pm).

A statement issued by the Ghana Highway Authority advised the public to follow the traffic diversion signs to be placed at the various sections on the N1, N2 and N4.

Below is the full statement:

The Ministry of Roads and Highways through the Ghana Highway Authority wishes to inform the general public and all road users that some sections of the following Highways, N1, N2 and N4 will experience some minimum to maximum disruptions to traffic flow from Thursday, March 11, 2021, from 9am – 3pm.

This is to enable GRIDco undertake the stringing of Transmission line conductors across the N1, N2 and N4. The Influence areas are: N1. Tema – Aflao before the traffic light at the T.T Brothers Junction, (9am -11am)

N2. Tema – Akosombo, near the newly constructed overhead walkway, (12noon-3pm) Specific dates for subsequent works on the N1 at the Fiesta Royal Traffic Light Junction and the Okponglo Junction on the N4 will be provided in due course.

Motorists are kindly advised to follow the traffic diversion signs to be placed at the various sections on the N1, N2 and N4. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.

For further clarification kindly contact the Public Affairs Division,0244387793 or the Ag Manager in charge of Construction Management, GRIDco, 020 – 5142140.

Fred Dzakpata

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