The wishes of frustrated Kasoa residents who want the traffic-causing toll booths to be removed will not come to pass as the Director of Departments of Urban Roads, revealed that the toll booths won’t go away.
According Alhaji Abass Aworlu, the number of toll booths would rather be increased from the current seven to an unspecified number.
This according him, will help ease the usual gridlock near the facility and the anticipated increase in traffic on that stretch following the commencement of construction of the Kasoa interchange.
[contextly_sidebar id=”eFXA3yUetVq5q6TddDnIZ4m2rLbAMZKM”]Commuters who ply the Mallam-Kasoa highway have complained bitterly about the inconvenience the location of the road toll has brought onto them.
They say they can spend an average of about two hours per trip to or from Kasoa.
Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show, Mr. Alhaji Abass Ahorlu explained that the urban roads is considering the expansion,
“We need to pay tolls as they are used in maintaining the road and we will try to see how best that can be improved, if we have to widen up and put additional toll booths so that the place is widened then we can get a lot more people to pass as much as possible,” he said.
He further stated that the ministry of roads and highways may also consider expanding the scope of the e-tolling system,
“I think what the ministry of roads and highways and the road fund being launched is to try to go into e-tolling so that we do not need to stop to pay through cash,” he added.
Works have commenced on the construction of the $167million dollar interchange.
The project which is being constructed by the Brazilian construction company, Queiroz Galvao, is expected to be completed in November 2016.
By: Pius Amihere Eduku/citifmonline.com/Ghana