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Adentan-Madina footbridges opened for public use, but residents still cross speedways


Some pedestrians at Adentan are risking their lives to cross roads with reckless abandon despite the completion of footbridges.

It would be recalled that residents of Adentan and Madina protested on many occasions against the uncompleted state of six footbridges on the stretch before the government moved in to finish the work.

Three out of the six footbridges on the Madina-Adentan highway have been completed after many protests by the residents.

The Adentan SDA Junction, Assemblies and WASS footbridges have been opened for public use, but those of Madina Fire Stone, Zongo Junction and Nkwantanang are at the various stages of completion.

But, checks by Adom News showed that the completed footbridges were not being utilised by some people who preferred to compete with vehicles on the main road at Adentan for space.

Our reporter, Kodwo Mensah Aboroampa, had a conversation with some of the residents after observing that they spent more than 10 minutes to cross the main road rather than spending less than four minutes to use the footbridge.

The reason they gave was that the footbridge was too far for them as compared to crossing the main road despite the risk of losing their lives.

A driver at WASS Junction expressed shock at the attitude of some residents, saying they sometimes have to exchange words with some of them before they use the speedways.

The drivers are, therefore, calling on the security services to provide personnel to man the place for proper utilisation of the facilities.

Meanwhile, some Madina residents are calling on the contractors to work with the same speed used in constructing the Adentan footbridges and complete the Fire Stone, Zongo Junction and Nkwantanang footbridges to save them from knockdowns.

Source: Adom News