A new set of roads have been handed over to two international firms to start construction work in effort to ease transportation around the city.
KCCA Executive Director Eng. Andrew Kitaka said while handing over the roads 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 are to be constructed under the Kampala Institutional and Infrastructure Development Project Phase Two.
Eng. Kitaka 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: Acacia/John Babiiha Avenue – about two kilometers long; Nakawa-Ntinda Road – about three kilometers long; Kulambiro; Ring Road and Najeera Link – six kilometers long; Kabusu-Bunamwaya-Lweza Road – nine kilometers long and 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.