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UNRA closes Queens’s way-Nsambya road ahead of Kampala Flyover construction

An artistic impression of the Kampala flyover at Clock Tower. (PHOTO/FILE)

KAMPALA – Uganda National Roads Association (UNRA) has on May 21 directed for the temporary traffic diversion around Clock Tower-Queensway and Nsambya road ahead of the Kampala Flyover and road upgrade project.

“The general public is hereby informed that there will be a temporary diversion of traffic around the clock tower and Shoprite junction, along parts of Queen’s Way and a section of Nsambya Road,” UNRA noted in a public notice.

The roads association noted this is not total road closure but rather diverting traffic to one lane instead of the current two lanes being used.

The pre-construction investigative works along select sections of the project area commenced on May 15 and to be concluded on June 12, 2019.

Traffic diversion on Nsambya road shall take ten days and this started on May 15 to May 25, 2019 for 24 hours and Queens’s way traffic diversion will take ten days, 24 hours and will go on from May 22 to May 31, 2019.

For Clock tower and Shoprite Junction, traffic diversion will take twenty days, for 24 hours a day, commencing on May 24 up to June 12, 2019.

Both Kampala-bound traffic from Nsambya to Kampala and Nsambya bound that is from Kampala to Nsambya –Kibuli shall use the lanes on the extreme left.

UNRA added that Entebbe- bound traffic which is from Kampala to Entebbe shall also use the lane to the extreme left.

Road users were asked to comply and cooperate with the authorities on this.

“We urge road users to take note of the above schedule and adjust accordingly,” UNRA said.

The road authority noted that, “we deeply regret the inconveniencies caused and look forward to your understanding and good cooperation.”

It should be highlighted that the Kampala Fly Over and Road upgrading project will involve expanding Queens Way and upgrading Mukwano road that will cater for new Kibuli and  Nsambya-Gaba junctions all the way to Kitgum round-about.

The 3.5km flyover project will be funded partly by the Government of Uganda with support from the Government of Japan through Japanese Integration Corporation Agency (JICA).

The project is being handled by a joint venture of Shimizu Corporation and Konoike Construction Company Ltd.

These two are working under the supervision of the joint venture of Nippon Koei Co. Ltd and Eight-Japan Engineering Consultants Inc. in association with ICS-Engineering & Environment Ltd.

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