Motorists who use the Ashaiman-Klagon underpass will have to resort to alternate routes as the Ghana Highway Authority (GHA) is scheduled to commence maintenance works on the underpass.
The tunnel which connects Nungua to Ashaiman will be closed from 12am on February 21 to 4 am on February 24, 2020. According to the Highway Authority, all commuters, motorists, and pedestrians should commute on the designated alternative routes by the Authority to ease traffic. Public Relations Officer of Ghana Highway Authority, Diana Seade in an interview with the media outlined the alternative routes saying: “We are advising commuters to access the motorway through Community 18 roads and exit at the Ashaiman overhead bridge or the motorway roundabout to their intended destinations”.
From Ashaiman to Nungua, commuters are to use the Community 9 hospital road through to Community 3 to reach the Tema Beach Road for access to Nungua. Commuters can also use Motorway to Tetteh-Quarshie Interchange.
On January 11,2020, the Tema west member of parliament, Mr. Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah together with engineers from the Ghana highways authority toured the Klagon underpass to access the traffic situation in the area. Speaking to journalists after touring the road, the Member of Parliament (MP), Mr Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah, said for several years, the Ashaiman Adjei Kojo-Klagon underpass, which served over 10,000 commuters, had deteriorated without any major attention.
He explained that due to the traffic dynamics at Klagon, the underpass could not be widened like it was done for the East Legon tunnel, but rather an overpass had been planned for Klagon as a long term measure.
The Tema West MP also indicated that another bridge to connect Klagon to Community 12, as well as a 3.4-kilometer road on that same stretch, would be constructed this year.
Mr Ahenkora, who is also the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, expressed optimism that under President Nana Akufo-Addo’s agenda of roads this year, a number of roads in the area would be tackled to bring relief to the people.