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Roads Ministry bans heavy-duty vehicles from using Doli bridge

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The Ministry of Roads and Highways has instructed heavy-duty vehicle drivers not to use the Doli Bridge near Bole in the Savannah Region.

The Doli Bridge, which links the Upper West Region to the southern part of Ghana, was washed away by heavy rain on September 17, 2023.

The Minister of Roads and Highways, Kwesi Amoako-Attah, visited the broken bridge on September 19 and assured the public that it would be repaired within a week.

After temporary repairs were made to the bridge, an accident involving an articulated truck blocked the road again last week. The truck blocked vehicular and pedestrian movement across the temporary connection for buses and smaller cars.

Public Relations Officer for the Roads Ministry, Nasir Ahmed Yartey, said the temporary connection was meant for buses and smaller vehicles only, and that heavy-duty vehicles must continue to use the alternative route.

Mr. Yartey said contractors are mobilizing to reconstruct the bridge permanently.

Source: Citi

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