Youth of Adentan have mounted a blockade on the Madina highway following the killing of a middle-aged woman Thursday afternoon.
They burnt tyres and threatened motorists as they expressed anger over the carnage on the highway.
The killing of the woman on Thursday brought the situation to a head triggering the action of the youth, who had planned a vigil for Friday.
Eye witnesses say the youth were undaunted by the presence of police and fire officers, who rushed to the scene to ensure calm.
The government has indicated that budget allocation has been made for the resumption of work on the highway in 2019.