The Minister of Roads and Transport, Mr Kwasi Amoako Atta has disclosed, feasibility studies are currently ongoing to ascertain the possibility of relocating the Kasoa toll booth as part of measures to reduce the constant traffic congestion on that particular stretch of the Accra-Winneba highway.
He said the ministry has realised that it is impossible to expand the gates at the booth because of a valley in that area.
Consequently, considerations are underway on whether it should be relocated from that spot.
Mr Amoako Atta said the feasibility studies was not limited to the Kasoa one alone but all such toll booths across the country where such similar vehicular traffic bottlenecks occur at peak periods.
Commuters on numerous occasions over the years have called for the relocation of the Kasoa toll booth because of the traffic bottleneck, arguing that the toll booth has become an albatross around their necks as they are forced to endure long hours of traffic daily due to the toll booth’s current position.
They have consistently petitioned the Ministry of Roads and other related institutions to make their grievances known to ensure that the necessary steps are taken to relocate the toll booth.
Kasoa toll booth
“…there is a deep valley from the Accra side, so it is difficult to expand the Accra bound side and immediately after that there is settlement, we are limited, we can neither go right or go left, so we need to send it at the a place where we can get land space.”
“We are looking at it, if it means relocation,” Mr Amoako Atta said.