The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) on Monday signed the first lot contract for the Kampala Flyover Construction and Road Upgrading Project (KFCRUP) that is expected to alleviate traffic congestion within Kampala and the greater Kampala metropolitan area.
The contract was signed at the UNRA head offices in Nakawa by officials from UNRA and the Ministry of Works and the chosen contractor, Shimizu-Konoike JV.
The project is expected to cost Shs. $43million and is funded by Government of Japan through JICA.
Works are planned to kick off in January 2019.
According to UNRA Executive Director Allen Kagina, the project will be divided in lots, with the first lot covering Clock Tower, ShopRite and Nsambya Road Junctions, while Lot 2 will cover Kitgum House and Garden City junctions
“What we are signing today is a contract for Lot 1 of the project. Lot 2 will be contacted differently in 2019 once the funder (JICA) approves additional funds,” Kagina said.
The first phase, she said, will include building a flyover at clock tower, widening of roads like Queens Way, Entebbe Road Improvement, Nsambya road, Mukwano road and Gaba Road; building of pedestrian bridges at Clock tower, ShopRite and Kibuli, Junction, and an underpass at Nsambya.
Kagina further cautioned that once these works kick off, they will heavily interrupt traffic flow.
“We ask all Ugandans to bear with us and follow the given traffic guidelines so that the contractor is not disrupted and delivers the project within the set time” Kagina said