KeNHA begins restoration of Madogo-Garissa road washed away by floods

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 1 Dec, 2023 14:10 | 2 mins read
KeNHA begins restoration works on washed out Madogo-Garissa road. PHOTOs/KeNHA(@KeNHAKenya)/X
KeNHA begins restoration works on washed out Madogo-Garissa road. PHOTOs/KeNHA(@KeNHAKenya)/X

The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has begun restoration works on the Madogo-Garissa road, which was severed by a washout at Kona Punda near Maroro.

In a statement on Thursday, November 30, the agency acknowledged the inconvenience caused and thanked the public for being patient.

"The Kenya National Highways Authority notifies the public that works are underway to fix the damages at Kona Punda. This follows the fact that water levels have subsided along Madogo - Garissa Road," the statement read.

The highway agency assured the public that it is actively engaged in the process of restoring traffic flow along the critical route. 

"Kenya National Highways Authority is actively working on restoring traffic flow along Madogo - Garissa Road. The Authority appreciates the patience of the residents as the Authority works towards restoring seamless connectivity," the authority stated.

KeNHA announces washout at Madogo-Garissa road

This comes a few days after the highway authority announced traffic disruption cautioning the public to seek alternative routes.

In a statement, KeNHA revealed the affected stretch is situated between the Tana River Bridge and Madogo town urging motorists and pedestrians to seek alternative routes.

"KeNHA notifies the public that Madogo-Garissa Road has been cut off. The affected section is between Tana River Bridge and Madogo town. This follows a major washout at Kona Punda near Mororo. Motorists and pedestrians are advised to avoid this section of the Road," KeNHA stated.

Mtwapa-Kilifi road restored

Earlier, the agency restored the previously declared impassable Mtawapa-Kilifi road after the Mbogolo bridge was washed away by floods.

In a statement on Sunday, November 26, KeNHA declared the road open to traffic.

"The Kenya National Highways Authority informs the public that Mtwapa - Kilifi (A7) Road is now open to traffic. This follows the completion of restoration works at the Mbogolo Bridge that was washed away by floods," KeNHA said.

Related Topics