As part of the construction of a new interchange in Cotonou, the Minister for the Living Environment announces the imminence of the closure of the Vêdoko crossroads. During the work, users will have to take diversions that will be open.
The works which begin this month of June initially concern the relocation of the water, electricity and telecom networks installed on the right-of-way of the site. The traffic disruptions could go as far as the partial or even total closure of the intersection according to a press release from the Minister of the Living Environment and Transport, José Didier Tonato.
“All arrangements will be made to allow users to use the diversion routes that will be indicated.reassures the minister while inviting users to respect the indications.
⛔ Press release from the Minister @JoseTonato relating to the release of the rights-of-way for the project to build an interchange at Carrefour Vêdoko by moving the electricity, water and telecommunications networks located there.
▶️ Details in the attached press release 👇🏾 pic.twitter.com/iApcIC8jjH
— Government of Benin 🇧🇯 (@gouvbenin) June 27, 2023
With an interchange at the Vêdoko crossroads, traffic should be relieved of congestion; a time saving of about 10 minutes is expected for users. The construction of the infrastructure is financed to the tune of 18 billion CFA francs by Japan through its International Cooperation Agency (JICA).