UNRA starts work on 50-year-old Mukono-Kayunga road


Constructed in the early 1960’s, Mukono – Kalagi – Kayunga & Bukoloto – Njeru road will by end of July next year, have a fresh look.

On completion, the 92Km road now under rehabilitation will be a demonstration of accomplishment of the task to implement government road infrastructure programmes.

These programmes implemented by the Uganda National Roads Authority are intended to spur economic growth in Uganda.

Under the contract obligations, the contractor SBI International is expected to widen the existing 6-7 meter road to a total width of 9.35 metres comprising a 6.35 metres carriageway and 1.5 m shoulders either side in the rural areas and cover the entire stretch with asphalt.

The road will also have parking lanes within the urban sections, improved drainage channels, accommodate more traffic and complete with road signs and markings.

On a tour to the ongoing works yesterday, Eng. Jackson Nawaswa, the contract manager (UNRA) expressed optimism that the contractor will deliver an excellent job on completion.

“We have a committed contractor. By all judgment, based on test results and visual observation, they will deliver on the project,” Nawaswa remarked.

The project valued at a cost of Ugx233bn commenced January 2015 and 25% of works have so far been accomplished.

The road will on completion have the following economic benefits; -Inter-connectivity between Mukono, Kayunga and Buikwe districts -Access to markets for agricultural produce from Kayunga, Mukono, Buikwe and surrounding districts -Access to tourist attractions along the River Nile through the Njeru – Bukoloto section -The road provides an alternative route from Jinja to Kampala through Bukoloto, Kalagi and Gayaza -The road also provides alternative access to Kamuli, Kaliro and other Eastern districts through with the Mbulamuti ferry crossing.

Credit: UNRA

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