Mota Engil Bags Accra Tema Motorway & Extensions Contract in Ghana
Portuguese contractor Mota Engil announced the award of a new contract to its subsidiary Mota-Engil Engenharia & ConstrucAo Africa SA in Ghana, in the total amount of 570 million dollars. The works now awarded correspond to the Design and build (rehabilitation and expansion) of the Accra-Tema Motorway and Extensions, in a total of 27.7 km, and will take place over a period of 48 months.
The project will upgrade and extend the motorway between the capital, Accra, and the city of Tema, which is also the country’s largest port. The existing 19.5km road will be reconstructed and expanded into a two-lane dual carriageway, with an extra lane added in urban areas. A number of interchanges will also be modernised.
Work will take place over a period of 48 months.
The original road was completed in 1965 under the administration of Kwame Nkruma, Ghana’s first president, and it was the first motorway in the country. However, it was built with insufficient lighting, which made it a challenge for the drivers that used it. As part of the contract, Mota-Engil will add lighting to the road.