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Regional News of Sunday, 28 December 2014

Source: citifmonline.com

Kasoa residents to enjoy ‘traffic-free’ 2015

The Police in Kasoa have promised residents that the hours of traffic they endured 2014 will be reduced significantly in 2015.

The massive motor traffic, especially at the toll booth, on several occasions, caused angry residents to call on the Police and other authorities to do something about the situation.

President John Mahama also complained about the seriousness of the traffic, hence government’s decision to construct the Kasoa interchange.

But according to the Police in the area, temporary measures they used to reduce traffic before the Christmas festivities will be maintained to ensure free flow of traffic in 2015.

ASP Alhassan Bawah, Commander of the Kasoa Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) said: “The traffic situation last two months was very hectic. But the IGP has given us more men [officers]. So more men are on the road directing traffic manually, we don’t use the traffic light again. “We consider the most congested areas, you know we have four quadrants; Nyanyanu road, Bawjiase road, the Accra road and the Winneba road; so we give priority to the most congested areas.

He added: “The traffic has been flowing before and during the Christmas, and we will maintain the constables working with us to achieve this next year too. The township roads, Nyanyanu and Bawjiase roads need reshaping because when the cars move on these roads and are not quick enough, it builds up traffic so if the Assembly speeds up works, it will help the situation.

He was optimistic that if the link roads between Kasoa, Bawjiase up to Nsawam and to Accra are also temporarily worked on, “travelers who go to the western part of Accra, can also pass through Bawjiase, through to Nsawam to their areas so that the traffic from the toll booth at Kasoa will reduce.”

ASP Alhassan Bawah also stated that, “the Kasoa interchange will be at the Kasoa traffic light; the main road traffic from Accra or Winneba to be lifted over and above the Nyanyano-Bawjiase intersection.

“The entire 33-kilometre Kasoa-Amasaman road would also be reconstructed while the current bailey bridge over the Densu River would be replaced with a concrete one.”

The objective, Mr Awolu explained, was to provide a convenient alternative for motorists moving from Kasoa or other parts of the Central or Western regions towards Amasaman, Nsawam or even the Ashanti Region, to take away the volumes of traffic that now moved all the way to the Mallam Junction in Accra, for motorists to access the N1.