Trotro traffic on the Ring Road Central, from the Prudential Bank to the Pyramid House will be slow during the night due to ongoing road roads. The right lanE that ferries buses to and from Circle/Labadi will be closed till Dawn so construction crew can overlay asphalt. So the dual carriage becomes one way. Work stops in the morning. Please see map above.
Commuters traveling the 37 Palm wine Labadi Trade Fair trotro route may experience a temporary hold up due to a zero-casualty accident on the road, near the Trade fair central gate traffic light. An articulated truck has veered off the right lane into the left one, thus blocking two lanes on the three lane highway. Passengers traveling the south trotro route towards La Palm Beach hotel in the inner and left lanes will be the most inconvenienced.
According to witnesses, the driver of the truck swerved to avoid hitting an apparently errant driver who either made a wrong U turn or miscalculated the speed of the approaching truck, causing his car to stall in front of the speeding truck. To avoid mashing the car and its occupants to pulp, the driver crashed the truck into a street lamp but that was not enough to stop the heavy , long vehicle. He then mounted the median and stopped in the middle of the opposite road.
By his maneuver, he avoided ramming into a popular spot that had about 100 people having lunch at the left and tens of staff on break at the right.
Pictures from the scene here.
The Accra trotro route from Kaneohe to Kanda through the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange at circle has been diverted. Motorists from Kaneshie and Achimota will now have to head towards Accra and left turn at PTC – Global Access junction, and then make a leftward turn again towards the Interchange. At the Osu Klottey sub metro office, they will then pass right towards Obra Spot and onwards to Kanda.
The temporary close is to allow the contractors Queiroz Galvão to begin asphalting the West – East roads around the interchange.
With this situation, Accra trotro passengers from Kaneshie and Achimota who wanted to alight at Obra spot will now make a longer semi circular trip of about 5 minutes.
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