By Norman Isaac Mwambazi
The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), which is headed by Ms. Allen Kagina, has unveiled the artistic impression of the Kampala Flyover project, which promises nothing but beauty and improving traffic flow within the Central Business District.
The steady growth of Uganda’s population means increased pressure on the roads, particularly those in Kampala and its suburbs whose population keeps growing and the number of vehicles doubles nearly every year.
Sometimes traffic jam in Kampala can be so bad that commuters spend hours on a journey that would take just as few minutes to get from point A to B.
To address this, the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) have embarked on a number of road improvement projects that include widening of roads, and now the Kampala Flyover, as a strategic measure to address the traffic problem within the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area at a much larger scale, but with a dash of beauty.
According to the artistic impression of the Kampala Flyover, Ugandans will not only save time on the road, but also feed their eyes on the beauty and magnificence that it is going to be.
The flyover will start from Wampewo Avenue, through Jinja Road junction to Nsambya, then join Entebbe Road through Clock Tower.
UNRA contracted Japanese construction firm Shimizu-Konoike JV to handle the first lot of works at $43 million (about Shs158.7Bn) for the proposed Kampala Flyover.
Once complete, traffic flow, navigation in and out of the city will improve. It will link motorists to Kampala – Jinja Highway, Kibuye – Busega – Mpigi, and Kampala – Entebbe Expressways.