Consultancy Services for Road Improvement between Accra and Tema Port Area

Rendel and Ingerop were engaged in 2015 to provide engineering design services for this US$250m (est.) motorway project to improve the road network linking Accra and the Tema Port.

The scope included a 19km motorway section of the National Route 1 (N1), which forms part of the Trans West African Highway (Abidjan - Lagos Corridor) linking Accra and Tema. Development plans included upgrading the existing highway from four to six lanes to enhance travel time and safety of road users. Pedestrian footbridges were a key design feature to prevent crossings at unsafe, unauthorised locations and additional slip roads for the Ashaiman Interchange to facilitate free flow of traffic.

Further scope included the urban roads widening and conversion of at-grade intersections into grade-separated junctions were also designed for Hospital Road (6km) and Meridian Road (3km) approaching Tema Port. Selected junctions were also re-modelled to incorporate traffic signal control systems.

The Rendel/Ingerop consortium, supported by local consultants, provided the following engineering services:


  • Project management
  • Assistance with concession agreement
  • IFC environment/social impact studies
  • Topographical and geotechnical studies
  • Traffic analysis
  • Construction cost estimates
  • Sourcing of construction material
  • Identification of construction issues
  • Design studies
  • Tender/procurement support
  • Haulage road design
  • Bridges inventory and diagnosis