Heavy trucks using the only gate-way to Mombasa Island Kibarani, will for the next 18 months be blocked from accessing the road.
This is to pave way for the construction of the new Makupa (Kibarani) causeway.
The work has already started and the lories and trailers will hugely interfere with the construction works if left plying the route through Kibarani to Changamwe round about which is also under construction, according to the government.
Kenya Transporters Association (KTI) has already issued their members with an alert that beginning Monday, 3, 2021, they should work on alternative plans on how they will be evacuating their goods in and out of Mombasa.
KTI Chief Operations Officer Mercy Ireri said those who are allowed to use the Mombasa port route should do so.
“However, those who are not allowed to access the Mombasa port route will be forced to use the Mavueni-Mariakani route in Kilifi County,” she said.
Ms. Ireri said that an official communication from Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) will be issued this week.
She said the authority took the decision to ensure nothing obstruct the construction of Makupa (Kibarani) Causeway.
“Those with their yards around the areas or along Kibarani route should access them at night,” she said.
The Makupa (Kibarani) Causeway will be accessed by Nairobi bound traffic and to only be used by small motor vehicles.
KeNHA is expected to this week issue guidelines on the closure of the Makupa (Kibarani) Causeway.
The 18 month long construction work is expected to disrupt transport activities and hugely affect commuters especially those residing in Mombasa mainland West.
Jomvu, Mikindani, Changamwe, Portreitz and Magongo areas will be affected by the construction works as well.