Closed road opened to motorists


Kisumu-Katito road that was temporarily closed over a month ago has been opened to motorists after the construction of a bridge.

Sylvance Osele, a director at the Presidency Delivery Unit says the road is only openned to light vehicles.

Osele says heavy trucks are still not allowed on the road until Wednesday next week to allow for complete curing.

The construction of Ahero interchange to Sirari road is one of the major flagship projects of the Jubilee government.

Speaking to the press when he toured the project, Osele says President Uhuru Kenyatta is determined to see the project completed on time.

Motorists plying Kisii, Homa Bay and Migori routes had difficult time since they were forced to use longer routes.

Eng. Harrison Gakuo, the resident engineer says the road was last constructed in the year 1969 and has outweighed the number of vehicles using it.

Gakuo says they had to put in more designs to address flooding saying when it was constructed, the population was low and land use was not worse as at now.

He says the design will take care of the water overflow as a result of flooding occasioned by torrential rains up stream.

Noah Otieno, a cyclist says they were facing changes in terms of their businesses when the bridge was closed.

Otieno says he was forced to take a break from his business since it was expensive to use other routes.

He thanked the government for the quick intervention to have the road opened for use.