Ghana’s President John Mahama will today take part in a ceremony to officially open two of the flyovers at the newly built Nkrumah Circle Interchange, to motorists.

The exercise is taking place ahead of official completion for the entire project.

The €74.88million project Is being jointly financed by the Brazilian and Ghanaian governments.

The flyovers link the central business district of Accra and vice-versa to the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, a key intersection in the major road network in the national capital.

It carries about 84,000 vehicles a day and constitutes a key bottleneck in the major road network that links the suburban areas of Accra to the central business district.

The three-tier interchange which started in 2013 when completed this year (2015) will transform the Kwame Nkrumah Circle into a pedestrian and motorist friendly zone with linkages to various suburbs in Accra.

“Overall, it’s more than 50% done; we had these two bridges ready and its part of our progress. We need to open this to traffic in order to have less traffic at the ground level so that we can continue with all the other ground level.

“When you finish any structure, you need to do the load test, so we did it, it’s a clause in our contract but we always do that for every bridge so you can be sure that it will hold them,” Project Manager, James Gatsiko, has said ahead of the opening.