The Uganda National Roads’ Authority (UNRA) has confirmed that the repairing of the Kazinga Channel Bridge will take six weeks.
On Tuesday this week, UNRA issued a statement informing the general public about the damage that occurred at the channel barring hundreds of cars and passengers to cross.
“Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) wishes to inform the general public that the bridge deck for Kazinga Channel Bridge on Ishaka—Katunguru—Kasese road has been damaged and the bridge will be closed to traffic immediately. The road users, especially of heavy trucks and buses, are advised to divert to the following roads; For traffic bound from Kampala to Mpondwe; use Kampala—Fortportal—Kasese—Mpondwe route. For traffic from Kampala to Ishasha; travel via Mbarara—Ishaka—Ishasha route. For traffic from Kasese to Mbarara; use Kasese—Fortportal—Kamwenge— Ibanda—Mbarara route. We appreciate your patience during the execution of remedial works,” a statement by UNRA issued on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 reads.
However, on Thursday, UNRA engineer Lawrence Pario said they are working on the damage and within six weeks the bridge will be ready for use.
“Currently heavy trucks and trailers may not be allowed to cross but the smaller cars are allowed,” said Pario.
Kazinga Channel is a wide, 32-kilometre (20 mi) long natural channel that links Lake Edward and Lake George and a dominant feature of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
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