There will be a temporarily diversion of traffic at Shoprite and Clock Tower junctions, as well as some sections of Nsabya Road and QueensWay as the construction of the Kampala Flyover and Road Upgrading project kicks off, the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) have said.
It is however, not total road closure ‘but rather diverting traffic to one lane instead of the current two lanes being used’. The affected roads will be closed for 24 hours.
Acording to the statement, Nsambya Road and Queens Way will be closed for 10 days – starting on Wednesday May 15 til Saturday May 25 and Wednesday May 22 to Friday May 31 respectively; while Clock Tower and Shoprite Junction remain inaccessible for 20 days from Friday 24 May.
The project is a joint venture between Shimizu Corporation and Konoike Construction Company Ltd.
UNRA officials say, for the duration of works, traffic flow in the area will be diverted as follows; Kampala-bound traffic (Nsambya to Kampala) shall use the lane on the extreme left. This will also apply to Nsambya bound travellers (Kampala to Nsambya)/Kibuli traffic who will use the lane on the extreme left.
Entebbe-bound traffic (Kampala to Entebbe) will also use the lane to extreme left.
“We urge road users to take note of the above schedule and adjust accordingly,” the statement reads in part. “We deeply regret the inconveniences caused and look forward to your understanding and good cooperation.”