An extra 600 million shillings is to be spent on repair works for the recently completed Mbale road.
This is after Mbale authorities have diverted traffic from Nabuyonga rise and Mugisu Hill roads back to the Central Business District to pave way for repairs.
The roads have developed mega potholes shortly after being completed by Plinth Technical Works Limited and Zhongmei Engineering Group under the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Project.
City authorities attribute the road damage to the heavy axel load of the trucks. Heavy trucks had earlier been diverted to these roads to ease traffic flow and accidents in the CBD.
The road was handed over to DOT services Limited by the RCC, Ahamada Wasyaki who said that the road will not be accessible to motorists with immediate effect.
Wasyaki has urged taxi touts and special hire drivers who operate along the CVD section of Kumi road highway to vacate the streets to avoid jam that will come with the increased traffic from heavy trucks.
The diversion of traffic has angered many taxi touts and special hire drivers.