Work on footbridges at Madina-Adentan highway begins

Construction has begun on footbridges along the Madina-Adentan highway after the death of an 18-year-old student on the stretch sparked spontaneous protests.

Joy News’ Komla Adom reported Wednesday that construction workers were on the REDCO site erecting hoardings for work on the footbridge to begin.

Also, new traffic lights yet to be powered were erected at the Adentan SDA junction, where pupils of the Tot to Teen School dangerously cross each morning.

Yaqub Koray told Daniel Dadzie on the Super Morning Show on Wednesday that the Highways Authority intends to complete six footbridges over the period.

However, residents of Madina and Adentan staged a protest lastThursday after the 18-year-old West African Senior High School (WASS) student was hit and killed by a taxi.

Madina Adentan

Residents staging a demonstration after a student was hit by taxi

Angry demonstrators set tyres ablaze causing billows of smoke to clutch the atmosphere, which made the road with a 100km/hr speed limit nearly impassable.

“No more deaths!” The residents chanted following the accident that occurred at around 4 pm.


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