The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has started clearing a right of way for the Kampala Flyover project.
The demolition exercise that commenced on July 26, 2019, is being conducted from Clock Tower through Nsambya Junction to Mukwano Soap Factory.
According to the authority Management, they first carried out extensive engagements with all the affected persons and the exercise will not affect the flow of traffic.
The project, to be executed in phases will start at Clock Tower in Kampala through Kibuli, Nsambya Traffic Lights and connect to Mukwano Roundabout in the first phase.
The second phase will connect through Kitgum House, Garden City and Jinja Road.
The flyover is intended to decongest the city by separating ‘through-traffic’ from the ‘city-street-traffic’. This project focuses on traffic entering the city, mainly from Entebbe along the old Kampala-Entebbe Road and from Mpigi, along the Kampala-Mpigi Expressway.
Traffic from these routes, destined to Lugogo, Nakawa and points along the Kampala-Jinja Highway will find this new route faster and more user-friendly, reducing travel times and leading to less carbon emissions from exhaust fumes installed traffic on the city streets.
In 2010, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) commissioned a study which was updated in 2013 and 2014 to examine available options for alleviating chronic traffic jams in the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area.
Government accepted the recommendation of the study and through the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), engaged Nippon Koei in a joint venture with Eighth Japan Engineering Company (EJEC) and Infra Consulting Services Limited (ICS) to carry out a detailed design and tender assistance of the flyover Project.
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