Some residents of Tamale in the Northern Region are appealing for the construction of footbridges after President Nana Akufo-Addo opened an interchange as part of measures to help ease the traffic situation on the West African transit road.
According to the residents, the newly built interchange is fast posing a threat to road users in the area.
The residents made this appeal when they spoke on Accra 100.5 FM’s 6: 00 AM morning news on Monday, April 11, 2022.
‘It has become too dangerous to cross the road to the other side because the cars keep coming from all sections of the road,” a resident said.
The daily usage of the road has become a cause of worry to many since the facility was opened by the president,” another resident stated.
“Me I fear for the children who cross the road to the other side of the road to go to school,” a young lady also said.
The Tamale Interchange is a pre-stressed concrete continuous bridge, with very few joints to enhance driving comfort. It has involved the construction of some 1.1 kilometres of roads on the Interchange, the provision of good drainage systems, the erection of streetlights, and ten (10) kilometres of asphaltic overlay around the Interchange.
Constructed by M/S Sinohydro, the Tamale Interchange has provided a prime urban space under the Interchange, which, the President Akufo-Addo said, has to be put to good use for the benefit of the country