UNRA closes Kazinga Canal Bridge and diverts traffic

Uganda National Roads Authority [UNRA] On Friday, the Kazinga Canal Bridge was temporarily closed for the start of the deep replacement of the Rubirizi side approach bridge along the Kasese—Katunguru—Ishaka road which will start on March 14, 2022.

The works include the reconstruction of the bridge deck, which will result in the closure of the road at the Kazinga Canal Bridge.

The Kasese – Katunguru – Ishaka road will therefore be closed from March 14, 2022 to April 27, 2022 to facilitate civil works.

“A temporary ferry has been made available to allow the passage of light vehicles ONLY,” UNRA said in a statement.

The ferry will be able to transport 08 vehicles (Sedan Cars, Pickups and Mini-vans or Taxis) and passengers not exceeding 80 per crossing.

Due to the size and capacity of the ferry, UNRA has advised other categories of vehicles to use alternate routes.

Road users from Kampala to Kasese via Mbarara will take Kampala—Mbarara—Ibanda—Kamwenge—Fort Portal—Kasese road.

Those from Mbarara to Kasese will take the Mbarara—Ibanda—Kamwenge—Fort Portal—Kasese route.

Vehicles from Mpondwe to Mbarara or Kampala via Mbarara will use Mpondwe—Kasese—Fortportal—Kamwenge—Ibanda—Mbarara and Kampala.

Those from Mpondwe to Ishaka or Kabale/Katuna via Ishaka will use Mpondwe—Kasese—Fortportal—Kamwenge—Ibanda—Mbarara then Ishaka and vice versa on the way back.

Those from Kampala to Kasese via Fort Portal, UNRA said they are unaffected and the usual travel route will be used.

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