major roads in ghana capital

The major roads in the capital of Ghana

The major roads in the capital of Ghana are of multiple purposes. Some are for ceremonial purposes and others are meant to speed traffic. Some connect to highways and a few form part of interchanges. Here is a list of the top ten roads in Accra by usage.

Ring Road

An outer city network beginning from Labadi, through the Police headquarters, GBC, Nkrumah Citcle to Korle Gonnor. Sections along the circuit are named East, Central and West.

Liberation Road

From Kinbu in Accra Central to Accra Mall. Passes through Cedi House, National Theatre, Netherlands Embassy, Flagstaff House, 37 military hospital and the Airport.

Spintex Road

An industry dominated eastern road from Accra mall through Coca Cola factory to the beach road.


N1 is the widest road on Accra with 5 lanes on each side. Travels from Tetteh Quarshie circle through Lapaz to Mallam.

Mallam highway

The Mallam highway is probably the most familiar road in Accra. It goes through popular neighborhoods like Kaneshie, Odorkor, Atico, Sakaman,Darkuman and Bubiashie.

High Street

The High Street stretches along the southern coast of Accra. Its got landmarks like the Jamestown lighthouse, the Bank of Ghana, the Kwame Nkrumah memorial park, the independence square and the ark of liberty liberty. The street is quite narrow and predominantly serves the old settlement of Accra from Korle Konnor to Osu.

Kwame Nkrumah Avenue

This road from Accra central to Circle through Adabraka. Adabraka is noted for its ubiquitous Yoroba one storey cream terraced prep dependence architecture.

Nsawam Road

Nsawam road leads from Circle to Achimota. It travels through the Ghana police training school and the elite Tesano community.

Beach Road

Accra has a wider coastline but Beach Road refers to just the section between Tema and Labadi. Nungua secondary school is along this route.

Russia Road

Downtown road from Chorkor to Dansoman east. Goes through Zongo Junction, Town Council Line, Laterbiorkorshie and Mataheko.