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Lot One of the Kampala Flyover Project Nears Completion

The Kampala flyover project works for the first phase stands at 65%, nearing completion.

The contract project manager of the flyover, Lawrence Pario on the 14th of July 2022 stated that works for Lot one of the project stand at 65%.

Pario while speaking during an inspection of the construction with UNRA officials revealed, that by December, most of the works will be complete.

The overall project objective is to improve traffic flow within the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area by de-congesting the Central Business District of Kampala through construction of the flyover, underpass, pedestrian bridges, road upgrading and improvement of junctions.

The rapidly increasing traffic demand within Kampala city has for many years been building up stress on the City’s road infrastructure leading to intolerable regular occurrence of traffic gridlock within the City.

In order to mitigate traffic congestion within the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area, many projects and studies have been carried out including the recent one by JICA that led to the formulation of the ongoing Kampala Flyover and Road Upgrading Project.

The project has also undertaken major drainage improvements to mitigate flooding around Clock Tower, Shoprite & Nsambya Mukwano road.

The project is divided into two Lots, Lot 1 covering the section from Queensway to Entebbe road/Shoprite Junction, Nsambya Road, Ggaba road up to Nsambya Hospital Junction, Mukwano road including Kibuli Junction and Lot 2 spans from the end of Lot 1 along Mukwano road up through Access road, Part of Yusuf Lule road to Garden City Roundabout and part of Jinja road up to Wampewo round about.

Currently, only Lot 1 construction is ongoing and Lot 2 detailed designs have been substantially completed.

Other Unique features of the project include: Flyover and pedestrian bridges founded on Steel screw, piles, Underpass/Tunnel and Unique steel Pedestrian bridges.

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