Based on the recommendation of the Feasibility Study, the Government of Uganda represented by UNRA contracted Nippon Koei in JV with Eighth Japan Engineering Company (EJEC) and ICS to carry out the detailed design and tender assistance of the Kampala Flyover Project (Jinja Road – Mukwano Road – Queen’s Way) to be ensure the detailed design is prepared in time for the anticipated loan from JICA to finance the construction works.
The construction is expected to commence in 2016 and the road to open to traffic in 2019.
The project is expected to mitigate traffic congestion and facilitate urban transportation in the Kampala City as it will make mega improvements such as widening of existing junctions, walkways and drainage systems.
The project will among other things the include the construction of bridges, signalization of roundabouts, and underpass construction. The Lane improvements are to include Flyover between Africana junction to Kitgum house junction, flyover between Kitgum House junction to Mukwano road; Nsambya to Clock Tower, Jinja road before Africana Roundabout [Under Flyover].
Much as UNRA is the executing body, they shall have to collaborate with Kampala Capital City Authority [KCCA] in the construction process. Financing partner JICA intends to cover the cost of the construction for which an agreement has been signed.