Uganda Nationwide Roads Authority (UNRA) has opened River Katonga bridge to taxis, gentle automobiles and pedestrians, making a sigh of aid to the highway customers.
In an announcement on Wednesday, UNRA stated following repairs, the bridge has now been opened to be used for gentle site visitors which incorporates motorbikes, saloon vehicles, SUVs, taxis, vans and 28 seaters also called coasters.
“Any automobiles not included within the above class shall not be allowed to cross
the bridge,” UNRA stated in an announcement.
They subsequently warned that drivers of buses, lorries and vans of any sort aren’t but allowed to make use of the bridge.
In accordance with UNRA, for the sunshine automobiles which have now been cleared to make use of the bridge, there shall be a one-lane entry and subsequently vacationers ought to anticipate some delays.
“Drivers are required to strictly observe the rules of the site visitors officers, the indicators, and the markings on the highway for security and to keep away from delays. Additional structural integrity assessments shall be carried out to find out the usage of the bridge by heavier automobiles. Different interventions will proceed with the target of reinstating the highway to its full use within the shortest time potential.”
The event is a sigh of aid for a lot of vacationers who use the highway, particularly in direction of Masaka and different components of Western Uganda who had been relegated to utilizing the winding Ssembabule highway.
The collapse of the bridge at Katonga and diversion of site visitors through Ssembabule had led to hike in transport fares on the highway as a result of lengthy and tiring distance whereas drivers of personal automobiles stated they might incur in much more by way of gasoline and time.
The continued development works on the collapsed River Katonga bridge are undertaken by China Communications Development Firm, Ltd.