Hulhumale' Highway

Swell waves affect Hulhumale’ Highway - area closed

Swell waves have hit the Hulhumale’ Highway near the Sinamale’ Bridge. When One Online journalists arrived at the scene, the lane for traffic from Hulhumale’ to Male’ and Hulhule’ was closed due to the waves.

The swell waves are believed to have hit late last night.

Along with the waves, the area has been covered with sand and other waste from the sea including plastic bottles and cans.

A wall was recently built near the Highway-Bridge junction after complaints from commuters regarding sea spray. However, it is rendered ineffective at times.

Some people have said that the swell waves are affecting the highway and bridge because the road is too close to the sea side.

Parts of the Highway have been closed in the past due to similar incidents.