UNRA Diverts traffic on Northern By-Pass for two Months

Posted: 2019-01-25T08:51:51Z Read: 1,521 times
UNRA Diverts traffic on Northern By-Pass for two Months

With effect from today Friday January 25, 2019 Uganda National Roads Authority UNRA will divert a section of the Northern bypass for two months to allow for ongoing works on the highway continue.

The announcement made Thursday indicates that traffic approaching from the Kampala- Entebbe Expressway, Busega and Mityana road will be diverted to the substantially completed section of the Kampala northern bypass, while motorists approaching Busega from the Sentema roundabout will also be diverted to the substantially completed new section of the bypass.

Meanwhile, the main Northern bypass highway will be blocked and traffic diverted to nearby roads constructed to accommodate vehicles as the works on the main highway continue.

This, according to UNRA will enable the contractor proceed with the physical works geared towards the completion of the second phase of the project.

The ongoing second phase of the Kampala Northern Bypass which commenced in July 2014 with an original completion date of July 2017 was shifted for another four years ahead after land wrangles crippled the project.

The project initially projected to be completed in three years by November 2018 stood at 51%.

The Northern Bypass passes through Kampala and parts of Wakiso District starting from Bweyogerere on Jinja Road to Busega where it joins the newly constructed Entebbe Expressway. 

The by-pass was designed to relieve congestion and reduce on travel time on several routes in and around Kampala.  Members of the public have been called upon to comply, and although some say they are inconvenienced, they have already started using the designated ways.