The stretch between Spear Motors junction in Nakawa Division, Kampala, and Bweyogerere Township in Kira municipality, Wakiso District on Jinja Road, will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday to all vehicles except those of presidential aspirants, security officers and election officials.
Kampala Metropolitan police traffic commander Norman Musinga said police will block all junctions connecting to the Jinja Highway between the Spear Motors-Bweyogerere stretch.
“Parents who have children going to school should find alternative roads. By 5am, all the junction on the stretch will be closed,” Mr Musinga said.
Presidential aspirants are expected to be nominated this Tuesday and Wednesday at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole in Wakiso District.
Jinja Highway is the main transport routes and has one of the highest volumes of traffic in the country.
Motorists travelling to Jinja will be diverted at Spear Motors to Ntinda Township through Naalya and drive through Namugongo to Ssonde and join Jinja Road at Seeta, Mukono District.
“Other motorists heading to Jinja from Kampala can also access through Spear Motors, Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Nakawa to Kinawataka then Jokas Hotel and join Jinja Highway at Bweyogerere Township,” Mr Musinga said.
Motorists from Jinja side will be diverted at Mukono to Kalagi-Gayaza road and connect to the Northern Bypass at Kalerwe to Busega Roundabout.
However, heavy trucks, especially those carrying fuel, will not be allowed to operate even on the alternative roads for the two days.