KCCA Flags Off Construction of Five Roads

PUBLISHED — 16th, May 2019

A good city road is one that is tarmacked, with marked lanes, a pedestrian walkway, street lights, fitted with road signs and traffic lights at junctions. A good road should be connected to a robust road network and highways to ease movement, in and out of the city.

A new set of roads were handed over in the week of May 17th, 2019 to two international firms to start construction work. The KCCA Executive Director Eng. Andrew Kitaka said, “After an exhaustive procurement process, KCCA has signed agreements with two firms to construct five roads. We assure residents of Kampala of quality work. All five roads will be completed within 18 months.” The roads shall be constructed under the Kampala Institutional and Infrastructure Development Project Phase Two.

The Executive Director said, both construction firms were vetted and cleared by the project financier, the World Bank. The planned new roads will have traffic signalized junctions, marked lanes, walkways, closed drainage, and solar street lights.” The roads include:

i)          Acacia/John Babiiha Avenue - about two kilometers long
ii)         Nakawa-Ntinda Road - about three kilometers long
iii)         Kulambiro Ring Road and Najeera Link -  six kilometers long
iv)        Kabusu-Bunamwaya-Lweza Road -  nine kilometers long.
v)         Lukuli Road - eight kilometers long

Actual road construction, is anticipated to start in July 2019. The contractors have till end of June 2019 to relocate utilities - electricity, water, telephone lines, among others; confirm road designs; bring in equipment that will be used for road works; and recruit personnel and workers, and more.

Good roads are a must for over 2.5 million residents of Kampala who enter the city daily for work.  These additional five roads shall improve commute challenges such as, time lost in travel and congestion during peak hours.

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