Mr. Kwesi Amoako-Atta, the Minister of Roads and Highways, has announced that the Accra Shopping Mall, which is Accra’s state-of-the-art retail and shopping complex, will be dismantled and relocated soon.
The Accra Mall, which is close to the Tema Motorway on the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange, will be demolished to make room for the construction of the Accra-Tema motorway infrastructural development road project, which will relieve traffic congestion in Accra.
The project is part of Nana Akufo Addo’s plan to redevelop the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange and the Accra-Tema Motorway, according to Mr. Amoako-Atta.
The Road Minister told Asempa FM that plans are in the works for the Tetteh Quarshie interchange, Apankwa, and Achimota interchanges, as well as the Accra-Tema Motorway, to help alleviate traffic congestion in Accra.
Mr. Amoako Atta stressed that the Accra Mall’s position is one of the congested areas and a big concern that must be addressed. He said the mall would be relocated to allow for the rebuilding of eleven road interchanges in Accra, including Lashibi, Abattoir, Teshie Link, Fiesta Royale, and Neoplan Junction.
“The project’s scope of work is as follows: Mr. Amoako-Atta revealed that a 10-lane 19.5-kilometer motorway will be built (four lanes of reinforced concrete freeway and six lanes of Urban Highway), as well as the reconstruction of Tetteh Quarshie to Apenkwa (5.7km), the remodeling of Tetteh Quarshie, Apenkwa, and Achimota interchanges, and the construction of five new interchanges.