Traffic diverted as Kampala -Masaka road section caves in

Traffic diverted as Kampala -Masaka road section caves in
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Police have advised motorists to use alternatives routes to enable ongoing works to repair the section of Kampala-Masaka highway that caved in on Sunday continue smoothly.

Addressing journalists on Monday, Traffic police spokesperson, Michael Kananura said the caving in of the section of Masaka highway at Kyengera has seen traffic congestion alogn the highway but urged motorists to use alternative routes.

In a press briefing held at the Police Headquarters today, PRO Traffic and Road Safety, Michel Kananura, revealed updates regarding the heavy traffic congestion along the Kampala-Masaka Highway. Authorities have announced alternative routes to ease the flow of vehicles amidst disruptions to earlier communicated diversions.

Motorists are advised to utilize any of the following alternative routes incluidng Katende-Nakawuka-Kasenge-Nateete or Katende-Nakawuka-Kisubi-Entebbe Road, Buddo-Kasenge-Lweza and Katende-Mabuye-Bujjuko-Mityana Road leading to Kampala," Kananura said.

He urged the public to exercise patience and adhere to the directives of traffic personnel deployed on the ground.

"It is imperative for motorists to follow the designated diversions to mitigate further congestion and ensure a smooth flow of traffic."

Traffic police said  Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has deployed a team to the affected section to expedite restoration efforts.

This is the second time the stretch from Busega to Nsangi along Masaka highway has caved in.

In December 2023, a section of the road in Busega caved in after a heavy downpour that pounded the city.

On several occasions, a certain part of Kampala-Masaka highway in Lwera has caved , especially towards Christmas, a situation partly contributed to heavy traffic on the route during this time.

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