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Pedestrians begin use of Adenta-Madina N4 Highway footbridge

BY: Caroline Boateng
Some pedestrians using the completed footbridge on the Adentan portion of the road
Some pedestrians using the completed footbridge on the Adentan portion of the road

Pedstrians have started using one of the completed footbridges on the Adentan portion of the N4 Highway in Accra.

When the Daily Graphic visited the site May 1, some pedestrians were seen walking on the footbridge to cross over the highway, while workers of First Sky Construction Limited, the contractors, were busy doing concrete works on the basement of the bridge.

At the SDA Junction, one of the main intersections on the highway, work on the ramps on a part of the footbridge had also been completed.

Workers of Justmoh Construction Limited were fixing guardrails and making other fortifications on the footbridge.

A supervisor on site, who did not give his name, said they were on course to finish all works by the end of May this year.

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At the West Africa Senior High School (WASS) section of the road, workers of Core Construction Limited were busy working on the ramps of the structure and gave an assurance that work was on schedule.

At the moment, work on all six footbridges are ongoing on the highway.

Recall

Series of highway knock-downs on the Adentan stretch of the busy road, resulted in the death of some pedestrians in recent times, leading to a spontaneous reaction by irate youth in the area who resorted to a number of demonstrations including the blockage of the highway and burning of tyres to draw attention of the government to their plight.

The government eventually re-awarded the contract on the footbridges to new contractors.

And on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, visited the sites to urge the contractors to finish the works on time.

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