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PHOTOS: Key to Know about Entebbe Expressway as Completion Date is Set

In a bid to provide an efficient mass transit route between two vital cities (Kampala and Entebbe), the Government under Uganda National Roads Authority came up with the Kampala-Entebbe Expressway project.

The road project that commenced on November 19th, 2012, is set to be completed on November 16th this year, which is duration of approximately 6 months.

Cars driving on the Entebbe Expressway

This Expressway starts from Busega Interchange and is aligned to South direction to Kajansi interchange before joining the existing Kampala-Entebbe road at Mpala interchange.

Kajjansi interchange

The Expressway, which is 49.56 KM has cost the government of Uganda (and Exim bank of China) a revised contract price of approximately USD400m.

The 49.56 KM road comprises of a 36.94 KM road connecting Kampala Northern Bypass at Busega to existing Kampala-Entebbe road at Mpala; and 12.62 KM road from Kajjansi to Munyonyo through Lweza.

Construction on the busega toll is still underway

The section from Busega to Mpala has a restricted access and it us to adopt expressway standard roadway width from 21.7m to 26.7m, with a design speed of 100Km/h.

Besides being a lane dual carriage, the road project also includes; 19 overpass bridges, 17 underpasses, 3 no. Interchanges located at Busega, Kajjansi and Abaita Ababiri.

Busega toll plaza, among the tolls on the higway

There are also four major bridge structures at Busega, Nalukolongo, Kaggwa and Nambigirwa.

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As known, accessing the highway will necessitate the user to pay money and this amount will depend on the load, distance and others as shall later be revealed by UNRA.

Members of the press during a project tour

Pedestrians, cyclists and motorists will not be allowed to access this road.

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