Information reaching TamaleOnline.Net indicates that preparations are far advanced for works to commence for the construction of ultra-modern Tamale Interchange Project in the Northern Region by a Chinese firm.
An official sod cutting ceremony will be held in March 2019 by high powered delegation led by the Roads Ministry, and comes at a time Ghana will be marking its 63rd Independence Anniversary celebration at the Jubilee Park in Tamale.
The project which will be situated at the Point 7 intersection in the city center is expected to ease vehicular movement which is fast becoming a worrisome situation for motorists and pedestrians in the region.
Cost of the first interchange remains undisclosed but forms part of the $15 million dollars grant received from the Chinese government which also includes 90 other bridges to be constructed.
However, Mayor of Tamale, Iddrisu Musah Superior in a Facebook post yesterday, 9th February revealed he had engagements with officials of the Roads Ministry and the Northern Regional Directorate of Urban Roads for a preliminary discussion for the works to start.
He captioned the post below;
Yesterday, the Minister of Roads and Highways, Hon Amoako Atta delegated the Director, Department of Urban Roads, Ing. Abass Awolu and the N/R Director of Urban Roads, Kwasi Darko to hold a preliminary discussion with me on the sod-cutting ceremony for the TAMALE INTERCHANGE project next month.