Tens of motorists were stranded along the Mai Mahiu-Limuru road for over three hours following a freak accident involving a trailer on Wednesday morning.
The situation was worsened by overlapping trucks that blocked each other near the scene at the Italian Catholic Church giving police a hard time in clearing the jam.
For months, the road has become an eyesore with perennial traffic snarl-ups caused by heavy duty lorries heading to neighboring countries.
In the latest incident according to a witness John Njonge the trailer lost control and rolled before blocking a section of the busy road.
Njonge added that impatient motorists started overlapping leading to a massive jam that stretched for over 20kms on both sides of the scene.
“It has become the norm for this kind of traffic jams on this section of the road and its time that it was expanded,” he said.
One of the truck drivers Jathan Wafula said that tens of man hours were been wasted on the section of the road on weekly basis due to the frequent jams.
He noted that trucks trying to maneuver were crashing into the nearby escarpment resulting to death and loss of property.
“We are calling for the expansion of this road as we are experiencing weekly jams whenever there is a slight accident,” he said.
The sentiments were echoed by the CEO Naivasha Professional Association (NPA) Absolom Mukuusi who said that the country was losing millions due to the jam.
He noted that during the weekly jams tourists heading to the airport from Maasai Mara were caught up with many of them missing their flights.
Mukuusi attributed the crisis to the increase in traffic flow against the narrow road noting that things would get worse in the coming days.
“The road was constructed during the colonial error and no one has bothered to expand it leading to the daily accidents and traffic snarl-ups,” he said.
During his tour of the area two months ago, Narok and Nakuru Governors appealed to President Uhuru Kenyatta to help expand the road.