Under Sudanese rule a number of main gravel roads radiating from Juba were improved. These included roads to the towns southwest of Juba and a road to the Ugandan border. In addition, the government built a gravel all-weather road east of Juba that reaches the Kenyan border. There it joined an all-weather Kenyan road to Lodwar connecting it to the Kenyan road system. However, all of these improvements radiating from Juba have been vitiated by the civil war, as the roads have been extensively mined by the SPLA and the bridges destroyed. Because roads have not been maintained, they have seriously deteriorated. Highways in South Sudan are almost entirely unpaved. Rehabilitation work is underway and the first paved highway between the country's capital Juba and Nimule in the Uganda border has opened.