The East legon tunnel which connect to the spintex road and its environs has finally opened to traffic .
Popularly called the underbridge , prayers of commuters of that particular stretch have finally been answered as the traffic situation in the area has been eased, due to the newly constructed 8.5-meter wide tunnel has helped to ease traffic in that area of Accra as it has ensured a continuous flow of traffic instead of the previous alternating flow that motorists were experiencing under the old one-way 4.5-meter wide tunnel which was constructed in the 1950s.
The old tunnel was constructed to serve as a cattle crossing point when the motorway was constructed in the 1950s but as residential developments expanded at East Legon and beyond, it became prudent to convert the cattle crossing for vehicular use under an
alternating one-way traffic system.
The traffic in the area increased to the extent that motorists had to endure long queues and sufferings to cross.
‘’At peak hours, it used to take not less than 30 minutes wait to cross to the other side but once the new tunnel was opened to traffic on Monday evening, the traffic flow was “super”, a motorist said