Urban Roads Department

Mr. Awarikaro Moses

Acting Head, Roads Department

Roads Department

The Roads Department is to assist the Assembly provide a cost-effective and sustainable integrated road transport system to ensure accessibility, safety and reliability for National Development. The Department shall:

  • Advise the Assembly on the formulation and implementation of Road Policy in the Municipality;
  • Collect data for planning and development of roads and other related infrastructure in the Municipality;
  • Design roads and related facilities within the roads network including traffic management and safety;
  • Construct roads and related facilities;
  • Establish and maintain a database on roads infrastructure in the Municipality;
  • Provide for traffic planning, management and safety interventions;
  • Provide pedestrian and non-motorized facilities;
  • Carry out planned maintenance and management of roads and related facilities for the proper functioning of the Road Network e.g. traffic signals, culverts, bridges etc.;
  • Facilitate the prioritization of road works and preparation of annual plans for road infrastructure works in the Municipality;
  • Assist in the procurement of road works in accordance to the Public Procurement Law;
  • Prepare progress and annual reports on road works in the Municipality;
  • Provide input into the preparation of budget for road related activities;
  • Monitor to ensure that funds from the Ghana Road Fund and other sources are used for the designated roads in line with approved guidelines and standards;
  • Assist in the evaluation of all road designs;
  • Facilitate capacity building of contractors and stakeholders in the Municipality;
  • Register and maintain records of classified contractors and consultants in the road construction industry within the Municipality; and
  • Carry out road safety audit and International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP).