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My only disappointment is that the one from Barclays or mr biggs did not extend to the traffic light at the new town junction but instead ended at Orion and ebony.What this means is that ,traffic would build from ebony to new town junction.
 

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Mahama inaugurates phase one of Nkrumah Circle flyovers - See more at: http://graphic.com.gh/news/general-...erchange-to-traffic.html#sthash.IajtGO7S.dpuf

Two of the three interchanges of the Kwame Nkrumah Circle flyover project have been inaugurated by President John Dramani Mahama.


It signifies the completion of the first phase of the interchange project which is to help ease traffic congestion in one of the busiest areas of Accra.
The Akasanoma Road that links the Nsawam Road, around the Vodafone building, and the other one which links the Nsawam Road to the Nkrumah Avenue, around the Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) building, therefore opened to traffic on Friday afternoon after the inauguration by the President.
A third flyover under construction plus other works – a new statue of Ghana’s first President Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, a fountain and a police post, new lorry parks – among others, are expected to be completed and inaugurated before June 2016.
“The opening of the road to traffic will bring considerable relief to commuters on the Nsawam – Accra corridor. It will also enable the contractor to move some of the traffic onto the two flyovers and create space to concentrate on the rest of the works remaining to be done,” President Mahama said.
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The President also announced that to further address the issue of congestion and improve the capacity of other roads in other parts of the city to take the growing traffic, the government was executing other road projects.
He mentioned the rehabilitation of the roads in the Accra East corridor. “The works are the widening of the Giffard Road from 37… to La Beach passing in front of Burma Camp and the Trade Fair. The others are the Burma Camp Road that links Spintex Road as well as the connection of the Burma Camp Road to the Teshie Tebibiiano and Teshie Link roads. This project is over 90 percent complete and in the next few weeks we’ll have the opportunity to commission it.”
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Outstanding work
Work on the third interchange, which will link Ring Road Central to Ring Road West, was far advanced.
Work on the loop, which would connect to the interchanges, was also near completion, according to the contractors.
The outstanding major work was the improvement of the other roads around the Kwame Nkrumah Circle.
Generally, the whole project was about 75 per cent complete according to the contractor.
The entire work is expected to be completed by the end of December, 2015, or the end of January, 2016.cirlce1
Background
President Mahama cut the sod for the construction of the three-tier interchange at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra in October, 2013.
The 74.88 million euro project is being jointly financed with credit from the Brazilian Government and the Ghana Government.
Aside from the three-tier interchange, other roads around the Kwame Nkrumah Circle will be improved. These include rehabilitation of the Ring Road East to the Feo Oyo Intersection on the Ring Road West.
The roads will be asphaltic concrete surfaced, with pedestrian walkways and bicycle paths.

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Im telling you they will regret this as has many other cities which built large overpasses in their centres.
I am not sure if they will considering the situation which necessitated the plan. I won't consider as a ''large overpass''. If you had witnessed traffic at circle some time back, you would agree that this will serve as well, I guess.
 

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This is an alright project, but once more depicts a government without vision, once that is only interested in stuff that can prop them up. The money sunken into this project could have been used to establish an Accra Metro network, to help move people away from driving and those dangerous trotros and decongest the roads with a Metro network. I've said this so many times, repeatedly for 5 years now... Ethoipia in 2015 opened up it's first Metro network. This is Ethiopia, and you all can remember Ethiopia! They sat down and figured out the prudent investment decisions they must make to help move the mass, thinking mass, first and foremost. If traffic is an issue and investment in roads are going up, what will happen automatically is more cars on the roads, but with a Metro transit network, increase in traffic is definitely increase in revenue which can further improve and extend the metro network. With this huge investment in circle, first thing that we have lost is the ability to have be able to think the mass first, and which could actually have been a bigger plus for the government. Secondly, with these roads you cannot build a toll for it's a metro road network, so what will happen is find another means to tax people, who but the middle class who are already strained to the core. Thirdly, the cost of maintaining this road network cannot even be something i want to talk about now. Clearly, this is a nice to have project but a misguided investment that if we had a sane government and more importantly leadership community, they would have said stop! stop!! stop!!!. Let's build a metro network to decongest the roads first. Am practically disappointed!!
 

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Dealing with the traffic issue at Circle is as important as investing in Accra Metro Network. With increased in traffic, people don't patronize the buses, not even the dangerous trotros. They go for okada, which makes things worse with their increased number. You would be disappointed to know details about the existing Metro network. Some of the buses (a lot actually) where left broken whilst some in good condition were stolen, re-painted and being used as private property. If the judges are corrupt, what hope is left for the country? The people to manage the metro network are corrupt and don't put the interest of the country first. First things first. Let's get the right leaders who are ready to serve the nation in government and they will take care of our needs. Ethiopia's metro network was a result of leaders who care about their people.
 

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Dealing with the traffic issue at Circle is as important as investing in Accra Metro Network. With increased in traffic, people don't patronize the buses, not even the dangerous trotros. They go for okada, which makes things worse with their increased number. You would be disappointed to know details about the existing Metro network. Some of the buses (a lot actually) where left broken whilst some in good condition were stolen, re-painted and being used as private property. If the judges are corrupt, what hope is left for the country? The people to manage the metro network are corrupt and don't put the interest of the country first. First things first. Let's get the right leaders who are ready to serve the nation in government and they will take care of our needs. Ethiopia's metro network was a result of leaders who care about their people.
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Hi, it's my fault, I meant Metro Rail Network not the metro buses. We need a Metro Rail Network to decongest the road and provide a disciplined mass transit system with defined stops, scheduled movements... My bad! My passions overtake me to sometimes leave out some tiny details.
 

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Hi, it's my fault, I meant Metro Rail Network not the metro buses. We need a Metro Rail Network to decongest the road and provide a disciplined mass transit system with defined stops, scheduled movements... My bad! My passions overtake me to sometimes leave out some tiny details.
I understand bro. Sometimes I also get carried away by my passion to see positive changes that improve the lives of Ghanaians.
 

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This is an alright project, but once more depicts a government without vision, once that is only interested in stuff that can prop them up. The money sunken into this project could have been used to establish an Accra Metro network, to help move people away from driving and those dangerous trotros and decongest the roads with a Metro network. I've said this so many times, repeatedly for 5 years now... Ethoipia in 2015 opened up it's first Metro network. This is Ethiopia, and you all can remember Ethiopia! They sat down and figured out the prudent investment decisions they must make to help move the mass, thinking mass, first and foremost. If traffic is an issue and investment in roads are going up, what will happen automatically is more cars on the roads, but with a Metro transit network, increase in traffic is definitely increase in revenue which can further improve and extend the metro network. With this huge investment in circle, first thing that we have lost is the ability to have be able to think the mass first, and which could actually have been a bigger plus for the government. Secondly, with these roads you cannot build a toll for it's a metro road network, so what will happen is find another means to tax people, who but the middle class who are already strained to the core. Thirdly, the cost of maintaining this road network cannot even be something i want to talk about now. Clearly, this is a nice to have project but a misguided investment that if we had a sane government and more importantly leadership community, they would have said stop! stop!! stop!!!. Let's build a metro network to decongest the roads first. Am practically disappointed!!
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Africans are too easily pleased by overpasses and spaghetti junctions. They view it as a sign of development. And the politicians know that so continue to build such projects. Its my belief that such large structures have no place in the central parts of any major city.
 

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Posted on Oasis today. Worst designed cities in the world.

"5. Sao Paulo, Brazil
Over the course of the 20th century this city transitioned from a small urban environment into a sprawling metropolis, leading to what is one of the most poorly designed cities in the world. This shift in environment meant that the rich took over the center of the city and the poor were pushed to the outskirts; forcing a high number of commuters to the roads. In order to try and alleviate congestion this city implemented a two-mile elevated highway that winds right through the heart of the city, narrowly missing resident’s houses. This noisy eyesore replaced a lively neighborhood that was a cultural center of the city. The rich of the city don’t even bother dealing with roads though; instead they choose to get around by helicopter, making Sao Paulo the city with the world’s largest fleet of helicopters per capita. Unfortunately if you can’t afford a helicopter, you’re forced to deal with this"
 

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Although this city boasts one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in all of the USA, Boston can be extremely difficult to navigate due to the layout of the streets. Navigating these maze-like streets can be overwhelming to both visitors and locals and although the common misconception is the streets were laid out on top of wandering cow paths, the truth is they simply weren’t laid out according to plan. The combination of random one-way streets and convoluted intersections pose significant safety issues for runners, walkers and cyclists. And although the “Big Dig” project has improved this city in many ways, it has cost an estimated $22 billion, an amount of debt that will not be paid off until approximately 2038. Although this city looks pretty, it certainly isn’t easy to find your way around and it came at a huge price to fix the problems.
 

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Beware about building large roads through the heart of a city. Its very expensive to repair in future as Boston found. Sao Paolos elevated highway helped destroy the city centre.

In my city in the UK- they built an elevated highway after the war and it split one part of the city from the other. I have a feeling in future they will "do a Boston" and sink this highway.
 

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I doubt if this is large and sophisticated enough to cause the effects you've mentioned. I have a feeling it will serve us well. Ako Adjei interchange is serving us well. This project lacks the sophistication to cause alarm. The topmost lane crosses a train track (which investors from China want to develop) and hence the need to raise it to that height to make way for future development of the tracks. Getting the allocated land back from traders is what is killing that project (that's if it's not totally dead yet).
 

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I doubt if this is large and sophisticated enough to cause the effects you've mentioned. I have a feeling it will serve us well. Ako Adjei interchange is serving us well. This project lacks the sophistication to cause alarm. The topmost lane crosses a train track (which investors from China want to develop) and hence the need to raise it to that height to make way for future development of the tracks. Getting the allocated land back from traders is what is killing that project (that's if it's not totally dead yet).
Its large and busy enough.

Cities that have built these type of structures so centrally have regretted it. In future the area will become shady at night in line with examples from other part of the world. These overpasses always become the domain of homeless and prostitutes. No one will want to live near it.

Do they have such an overpass in Central London, Paris, NYC? No.

Theres a very good reason for it.
 

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Let's get the foundations right first. If NDC is a socialist party then the focus area with infrastructure is misguided. Rather build the metro rail network within accra and offload traffic from these routes.
 
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