The President of the Association of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors of Ghana, Martins Nnuro, has warned that the Kwame Nkrumah Circle Interchange roads will we be destroyed in no time, due to the huge volume of water that collects on the road when it rains.
Last Sunday’s rains exposed the fact that the drainage system at Kwame Nkrumah Circle remains very poor even after the construction of the 74.88 million Euro 3 tier interchange.
The over an hour of rainfall left the flyover flooded making it difficult for both drivers and pedestrians to move about freely.
There was stagnant water on the road for several hours, a situation that threatens the lifespan of the all important road which was commissioned barely three months ago.
Speaking to Kasapa News, Mr Martin Nnuro called on the relevant authorities to take immediate action on the drainage system around the flyover to protect the roads from deteriorating.
“This situation if not rectified will soon cause damage to the road and also cause accidents. Vehicles that ply the road when it’s flooded could also have their parts destroyed.”
“When such major roads are being constructed, the site Engineer does an assessment of the volume of water that collects at the catchement area of the road so that drainages will be designed to contain the water when it rains, I don’t know the sort of assessment that was done prior to the construction of the interchange,” Martin Nnuro noted.