One more footbridge on the Adentan-Madina highway has been completed and being used by the public
This brings to three the number of footbridges completed by the contractors.
The contractor has also added steps to the project to serve as alternative for pedestrians who do not want to use the 50 metre stretch of the bridge.
The contractor has also installed rock gardens (rock stumps) under the footbridge to prevent people from misusing the facility.
When the Ghanaian Times visited the area yesterday, work on the remaining three footbridges at the Redco flats, the Madina Zongo junction and the Atomic junction was progressing steadily.
Though the remaining three footbridges have been completed they are yet to be paved.
Work on the abandoned footbridges was re-awarded in November last year, following violent demonstrations by Adentan residents after more than 24 deaths were recorded on that stretch of road.
The last straw that broke the carmel’s back was when a female student of WASS died on the spot when she was knocked down and killed by a taxi cab in front of the school.
The spontaneous reaction from the residents compelled government to award the project to six new contractors to ensure early completion and to save motorists and pedestrians from further agony.
Each contractor was given April 30 as the deadline but investigations conducted by the Ghanaian Times revealed that some of the contractors faced serious challenges with the relocation of major utilities along their areas of operation and were not able to meet the deadline.