Road Network and Conditions

Road Network and Conditions

The Municipality consists of two main road corridors made up of the main Teshi-Nungua Beach Road andthe Spintex Road which both link the Municipality to the Accra Metropolitan Assembly on the west and Tema Metropolitan Assembly on the East. These roads are currently classified as having fair surfaceconditions and are also not wide enough to accommodate the large volumes of vehicular traffic. Traffic congestion is therefore experienced most hours of the day on these roads. The map below shows the road network for the Municipality.

Figure7 Road Network for the Municipality

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of the La-Teshie-Nungua Road A portion of the Spintex Road
Table 7 Road Conditions
Surface Condition Length in meters
%
1 Asphalt 9,980.00 1.75
2 Surface Dressing 77,765.86 13.62
3 Gravel 17,052.52 2.99
4 Earth 466,201.62 81.64
Total 571,000.00 100.00

In general the road network in the Municipality is estimated at approximately 571,000 metres as shown in the table above. Out of this figure, a little above 15% of roads in the Municipality are tarred. This is observed in only 1.75% of Untarred roads and 13.62% with surface dressing. Gravelled roads are also about 3% while majority of roads occupying and overwhelming 81.64% are bare earth. The roads with bare earth are mainly made up of access roads and lanes to the various localities which apart from having poor surface conditions also lack drains causing severe flooding in most townships whenever it rains.

Poor state of access roads in most communities
Perhaps the greatest challenge facing the Municipality with respect to the road network relates to a few roads that are not motorable through out the year. Such roads are found in middle income communities where residents are not able to get access to their own houses with cars.

Unmotorable road in a middle income area Good road condition in deprived area

Indigenous and low income areas of the Municipality are however blessed with relatively better roads than most of their middle income counterparts. This is because such areas benefited from International Developmental Programmes such as the Urban 4 and 6 Programmes. The Challenge facing the Assembly now is to shift more resources to develop roads in the middle income areas.

c.) Traffic congestion
The major road corridors in the Municipality: Spintex Road and the Teshie-Nungua Beach Roads are well known for long hours of traffic congestion. This is due mainly to limited width of these roads and lack of well designed and properly constructed alternative routes. For instance, a route such as the Teshie Link which was originally designed to facilitate an alternative north-south (or vice versa) linkage to the Spintex and Beach Roads is in such poor state that motorists tend to avoid it thereby causing congestion on the main road arterials. The situation therefore demands a complete redesign of the road network of the Municipality.

Traffic Congestion on the Spintex Road Traffic Congestion on the Teshie- Nungua Road

d.) Rail network
The Assembly is also fortunate to have a rail line passing though but she is yet to develop the full potential of the rail line for its own development. This is because the rail line provides an asset to facilitate transportation with neighbouring districts. It would therefore be necessary for rail terminals to be provided at various locations in the future to facilitate linkage with other districts. Such an intervention would however call for strong synergy to be established with all stakeholders such the Ministry of Transport and Communication and Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.
Rail Line passing through the Municipality
e) Current initiatives for improvement of the road network
To improve circulation of traffic, Department of Urban Roads in collaboration with the Town and Country Planning Department have initiated a feasibility study and design to ensure a good road network at the Accra East Corridor, much of which falls within the Municipality. As part of the new proposed design, the beach road is to be expanded and improved. This is to be complemented by a corresponding expansion and improvement of the Spintex Road.
Alternative routes such as the Teshie Link and Maate Tsuru roads shall also be expanded under the programme to ensure efficient alternative linkage between the north and south of the municipality. Perhaps an important intervention to the new design will be the extension of the Tsuibleo road westwards to a new road to be constructed through Burma Camp to meet the Giffard Road at Unique Floral area. The same Tsui Bleo Road is also to be extended westwards towards the Nungua Barrier to link with the coastal road to Tema and the Lashibi Road. Such an arrangement is expected to ensure that motorists moving from Tema to the Giffard Route in Accra may not necessarily have to use the Spintex Road of Beach road thereby reducing the traffic congestion.
f) Ongoing Road Projects

To address the traffic congestion on the Teshie-Nungua Beach Road, the Department of Urban Roads has currently embarked upon a road expansion/ improvement project from the Teshie Military Shooting range area to the Kofi Annan area. The Department has also embarked upon other minor projects in the various localities through the Road Fun. These are shown in the table below.
Table 8 Ongoing Road Projects
Item Project Title Location Contractor Contract Sum (GH ¢) Payment to date (GH ¢) Outstanding Balance (GH ¢) Status Remarks
1 Rehabilitation of Bank Road Nungua Djengevies Ltd 168,992.00
136,936.76
32,055.24
86% completed Good
2 Construction of drain along West/North Nkpor Street Nungua Mandela Arch-Adwo Co Ltd
326,242.00
273,114.19
53,127.81
86% Completed
Good
3 Construction of drain along Nii Ashitey Akomfra/ Osekpe Kwame Adjei Street Teshie
Al-Saddique Ent
162,505.00
184,077.16
(21,572.16)
113% Completed
Good
4 Rehabilitation of selected roads in Nungua Nungua-Ravico
Modern Ghana Builders
343,518.00
155,240.00
188.278.00
46% Completed TBT
5 Construction of Drains along Addogonno Highway and Volta Street Extension Nungua
Arch-Adwo Co Ltd
385,851.00
310,290.50
75,560.50
88% Completed
Good
6 Rehabilitation of Nii Odai Ayiku Road Ph 2 Nungua.
Geodomi Ltd
313,987.30
111,312.76
202,674.54
38% Completed
Good
7 Rehabilitation of Buade and Coco Beach Roads Teshie
Djengevies Ltd
196,367.09
80,168.77
116,198.32
42% Completed
Good
8 Rehabilitation of Martey Tsuru Roads PH I Teshie
Rambol Co. Ltd
207,735.00
115,801.00
91,934.00
67% Completed
Good
9 Rehabilitation of Martey Tsuru Roads Ph II Teshie
Build Const. Ltd
215,112.14 54,952.29 160,159.85 31% Completed Good
Apart from the above mentioned projects, there are some projects that are critical in the communities. Some of them include improvement of surface conditions and drains on Boundary Road, improvement of surface conditions and drains on Nungua Zongo Road and replacement of dangerous culvert at East Buade.
g) Footbridges
The Municipality is very unique with respect to neighbouring districts in the sence that it has a respectable number of streams running through it. This has neccesitated the need to construct footbridges to ensure adequate linkages among the various communities in the Municipality. In view of this issue, areas that lack footbridges or have weak ones that are not in use are completely cut of from neighbouring communities, especially during heavy rains. Community members in such areas are therefore compelled to make long detours to get to their destinations. In some case, residents (including school children) cross the stream to get to school without any for of support or protection. The situation does not augur well for safety and convenience and hence footbridges are important development projects in the Municipality. It must be mentioned therefore that although the Assembly has provided a number of them she would welcome assistance from her development partners to assist further in the provision of this basic community facility
.
Children crossing a stream to school One of the footbridges constructed by the Assembly
Key issues relating to the Spatial Analysis.
1. In general a little above 15% of roads in the Municipality are tarred while 81.6% are made up of bare earth..
2. The major road corridors in the Municipality: Spintex Road and the Teshie-Nungua Beach Roads are well known for long hours of traffic congestion due mainly to limited width of these roads and lack of well designed and properly constructed alternative routes.
3. The Assembly is fortunate to have a rail line passing though but she is yet to develop the full potential of the rail line for its own development.
4. Most Road Projects are Ongoing.
5. A feasibility study and design for road improvement has been initiated to ensure a good road network at the Accra East Corridor, much of which falls within the Municipality.
6. 28% of localities in the Municipality are inhabited by high income earners while a majority 53% are made up of middle income earners leaving 19% of localities inhabited by low income earners. The challenge facing the Municipality is to enhance opportunities for the middle and low income earners to climb up the social ladder.

d.) Rail network
The Assembly is also fortunate to have a rail line passing though but she is yet to develop the full potential of the rail line for its own development. This is because the rail line provides an asset to facilitate transportation with neighbouring districts. It would therefore be necessary for rail terminals to be provided at various locations in the future to facilitate linkage with other districts. Such an intervention would however call for strong synergy to be established with all stakeholders such the Ministry of Transport and Communication and Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development. Rail Line passing through the Municipality

e) Current initiatives for improvement of the road network
To improve circulation of traffic, Department of Urban Roads in collaboration with the Town and Country Planning Department have initiated a feasibility study and design to ensure a good road network at the Accra East Corridor, much of which falls within the Municipality. As part of the new proposed design, the beach road is to be expanded and improved. This is to be complemented by a corresponding expansion and improvement of the Spintex Road.
Alternative routes such as the Teshie Link and Maate Tsuru roads shall also be expanded under the programme to ensure efficient alternative linkage between the north and south of the municipality. Perhaps an important intervention to the new design will be the extension of the Tsuibleo road westwards to a new road to be constructed through Burma Camp to meet the Giffard Road at Unique Floral area. The same Tsui Bleo Road is also to be extended westwards towards the Nungua Barrier to link with the coastal road to Tema and the Lashibi Road. Such an arrangement is expected to ensure that motorists moving from Tema to the Giffard Route in Accra may not necessarily have to use the Spintex Road of Beach road thereby reducing the traffic congestion.

f.) Ongoing Road Projects
To address the traffic congestion on the Teshie-Nungua Beach Road, the Department of Urban Roads has currently embarked upon a road expansion/ improvement project from the Teshie Military Shooting range area to the Kofi Annan area. The Department has also embarked upon other minor projects in the various localities through the Road Fun. These are shown in the table below. Table 8 Ongoing Road Projects
Item Project Title Location Contractor Contract Sum (GH ¢) Payment to date (GH ¢) Outstanding Balance (GH ¢) Status Remarks1 Rehabilitation of Bank Road Nungua Djengevies Ltd 168,992.00
136,936.76
32,055.24
86% completed Good2 Construction of drain along West/North Nkpor Street Nungua Mandela Arch-Adwo Co Ltd
326,242.00

273,114.19

53,127.81

86% Completed

Good3 Construction of drain along Nii Ashitey Akomfra/ Osekpe Kwame Adjei Street Teshie

Al-Saddique Ent

162,505.00

184,077.16

(21,572.16)

113% Completed

Good4 Rehabilitation of selected roads in Nungua Nungua-Ravico Modern Ghana Builders 343,518.00
155,240.00
188.278.00
46% Completed TBT
5 Construction of Drains along Addogonno Highway and Volta Street Extension Nungua

Arch-Adwo Co Ltd

385,851.00

310,290.50

75,560.50

88% Completed

Good6 Rehabilitation of Nii Odai Ayiku Road Ph 2 Nungua.

Geodomi Ltd

313,987.30

111,312.76

202,674.54

38% Completed

Good7 Rehabilitation of Buade and Coco Beach Roads Teshie
Djengevies Ltd 196,367.09
80,168.77

116,198.32
42% Completed Good8 Rehabilitation of Martey Tsuru Roads PH I Teshie
Rambol Co. Ltd

207,735.00

115,801.00

91,934.00

67% Completed

Good9 Rehabilitation of Martey Tsuru Roads Ph II Teshie
Build Const. Ltd 215,112.14 54,952.29 160,159.85 31% Completed Good

Apart from the above mentioned projects, there are some projects that are critical in the communities. Some of them include improvement of surface conditions and drains on Boundary Road, improvement of surface conditions and drains on Nungua Zongo Road and replacement of dangerous culvert at East Buade.

g) Footbridges

The Municipality is very unique with respect to neighbouring districts in the sence that it has a respectable number of streams running through it. This has neccesitated the need to construct footbridges to ensure adequate linkages among the variouscommunities in the Municipality. In view of this issue, areas that lack footbridges or have weak ones that are not in use are completely cut of from neighbouring communities, especially during heavy rains. Community members in such areas are therefore compelled to make long detours to get to their destinations. In some case, residents (including school children) cross the stream to get to school without any for of support or protection. The situation does not augur well for safety and convenience and hence footbridges are important development projects in the Municipality. It must be mentioned therefore that although the Assembly has provided a number of them she would welcome assistance from her development partners to assist further in the provision of this basic community facility.
Children crossing a stream to school One of the footbridges constructed by the Assembly

Key issues relating to the Spatial Analysis.

1. In general a little above 15% of roads in the Municipality are tarred while 81.6% are made up of bare earth.

2. The major road corridors in the Municipality: Spintex Road and the Teshie-Nungua Beach Roads are well known for long hours of traffic congestion due mainly to limited width of these roads and lack of well designed and properly constructed alternative routes.

3. The Assembly is fortunate to have a rail line passing though but she is yet to develop the full potential of the rail line for its own development.

4. Most Road Projects are Ongoing.5. A feasibility study and design for road improvement has been initiated to ensure a good road network at the Accra East Corridor, much of which falls within the Municipality.6. 28% of localities in the Municipality are inhabited by high income earners while a majority 53% are made up of middle income earners leaving 19% of localities inhabited by low income earners. The challenge facing the Municipality is to enhance opportunities for the middle and low income earners to climb up the social ladder.

Aerial Plan of The Road Network in The Municipality



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