In its statement issued Monday, UNRA advises motorists from Entebbe to use the Lubiri Ring road and Lubaga road to access the city center, whereas those from Ggaba road will go through Mukwano road.
Uganda National Roads Authority has announced plans to divert traffic from the clock tower junction
along Entebbe road for two months starting January 14th up to March 14th, 2023. In its statement issued Monday, UNRA advises motorists from Entebbe to use
the Lubiri Ring road and Lubaga road to access the city center, whereas those
from Ggaba road will go through Mukwano road.
Motorists from the USAFI area and around Mengo hill road will access the city center using Ben Kiwanuka road as well as other access routes as opposed to the Queen’s Way junction.
Lawrence Pario, the
UNRA head of the Kampala flyover project told URN in a telephone interview that this
arrangement is aimed at paving way for the final works of the project set
to be commissioned in March.
temporary road diversions are for final touches such that the flyover is done
by March. We are also going to upgrade the old roads in this place,” he
said. According to Pario, the stretch between the Shell clock tower and Nakasero mosque will be closed. The Sikh
road will be only allowed to motorists from the city center.
"Traffic going out of the city center will not be affected we will change
them from the side which is not yet worked on to the other which is done," he said. This is Uganda's first-ever flyover costing up to USD 200 million, stretching
3.5 kilometers within the city center. The Works by the Japanese International Corporation commenced in 2018 and were expected to be completed in December last year.
is expected to ease the traffic congestion in this part of the city, which
is one of the most used routes since it connects to Entebbe international airport from the city center. However, motorists who regularly use this road, have different
concerns about the proposed traffic diversion. Ephraim Tugume,
a taxi driver plying the Kampala-Entebbe route, says that these diversions will
greatly affect their operations because they will increase the distance of travel.
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the Usafi Taxi park spokesperson, says that though they need the development, this
project has inconvenienced their operations since it started and has caused them unexpected expenses. He also
calls the project implementer to expedite the works to save them the losses they
incur through increased fuel consumption due to the long distances they are
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