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Police diverted traffic as UNRA work on the damaged Masaka road section at Kyengera

UNRA repair a section of the damaged Masaka road at Kyengera(Photo/Courtesy)

Motorists are struggling to enter Kampala from the western part of the country after a section of the Masaka road between Kyengera and Budo Junction gave way on Sunday following heavy rain.

When the road was closed at Kyengera, motorists from Kampala to Masaka started using Nakawuka road -Budo junction or Kitemu to access Kampala-Masaka highway.

Others were using Mityana road , to Buloba-Nsangi to access Kampala-Masaka Highway.

Motorists from Masaka to Kampala were going via Kitemu or Budo and Nakawuka to access Kampala.

However, these routes have now been clogged by heavy traffic and police have given motorists new alternatives.

Michael Kananura, the spokesman of the Police Traffic Directorate, said:

“The alternative routes which were earlier on communicated yesterday of BuddoJunction – Nakawuka –Kampala have been affected due to heavy traffic, we thus advise the motorists to us the following routes :-Katende- Nakawuka- turn left go up to kasenge-Natete Katende – Nakawuka –turn right kisubi – Entebbe road Buddo –kasenge-lweza Or: Katende- Mabuye – Bujjuko-Mityana road then to Kampala.”

However, UNRA promises to complete the road repairs by Wednesday to allow traffic flow to return to normal.

There was a similar incident in December last year, with traffic at the Busega-Kyengera section along the Kampala-Masaka Highway again diverted following a collapse of the roadway.

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