N1 road (Ghana)

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GHA road N1.svg

National Highway 1
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The N1 is indicated in red
Route information
Part of Trans-African Highway Route 7
Maintained by Ghana Highways Authority
Length335.54 mi (540.00 km)
Major junctions
West endGHA road N12.svg N12 at Elubo
East end Aflao
Major cities Sekondi-Takoradi, Cape Coast, Winneba, Accra, Tema, Sogakope
Highway system
Ghana Road Network
R204 N2 GHA road N2.svg

The N1 or National Highway 1 is a national highway in Ghana that begins at the border with Ivory Coast at Elubo and runs through Sekondi-Takoradi, Cape Coast, Winneba, Accra and Tema to the border with Togo at Aflao. It is the main highway along the coast of the country, with a total distance of 540 kilometers (335.5 miles). The route runs through the Western, Central, Greater Accra and Volta regions of Ghana.


The route, which forms part of the Trans-African Highway network (Route 7), links the A100 road in Ivory Coast to the N2 in Togo, completing the stretch of the Dakar - Lagos route.


Major towns and cities along the route of the N1 include Elubo, Sekondi-Takoradi, Cape Coast, Yamoransa, Winneba, Kasoa, Accra, Tema, Dawhenya, Aveyime-Battor, Kase, Dabala, Akatsi, Denu, Sogakope, and Aflao.

Western Region

The N1 begins at the border with Ivory Coast at Elubo and proceeds southeast through the town of Esiama, where the road splits and the N1 continues east to Apemenyim. The route veers south at Agona, where it intersects with the R84 before continuing on through downtown Sekondi-Takoradi. At the Market Circle, the N1 continues north along the Cape Coast - Takoradi road to Nkwanta, where it crosses into the Central Region.

Central Region

In the Central Region, the N1 turns back toward the coast through Elmina. At Cape Coast, the route veers north toward Yamoransa, where it splits into two separate routes - the northbound N8 and the eastbound N1 along the coast. The N1 meets the R80 at Mankessim, where it continues east to the R62 junction at Winneba. After Winneba, the N1 continues east through Kasoa, entering the Greater Accra Region at Ngleshi-Amanfro.

Greater Accra Region

From Ngleshi-Amanfro, the N1 continues east through Mallam in Accra, where it turns north and continues as a six-lane motorway for 14 km (8.7 mi) as the George Walker Bush Motorway. [1] [2] At Nsawam road, it meets the N6, which runs north toward Kumasi. The N1 continues east toward the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange, where it intersects with the northbound N4 and continues as a four-lane motorway for 19 km (12 mi) as the Kwame Nkrumah Motorway. At the Motorway Roundabout, the N1 splits into two - the northbound N2 and eastbound N1. It then continues northeast through Kasseh, where it veers sharply north through Kpotame Tefleh and crosses the Volta River into the Volta Region.

Volta Region

In the Volta Region, the N1 continues begins at Sogakope and continues east until Akatsi, where it turns south toward the coast through Afife and Klikor-Agbozume. At Torkor, the N1 branches south into Denu and continues to the border town of Aflao, where it crosses into Togo as the Togolese N2 route.

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  1. http://mida.gov.gh/site/?page_id=264K
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-16. Retrieved 2015-03-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)