Some more 30 road junctions in Kampala city are set to be signalized with works set to begin in April this year, KCCA has revealed.
This was revealed Monday by the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Acting Executive Director, Eng Andrew Kitaka.
He said works are already ongoing to signalize 13 junctions and the roads in Kampala. These include; Ntinda Junction, Matyr’s Way Junction, Ssemawata Junction, Ntinda 2 Junction, Lower Kololo Terace Junction, Upper Kololo Terrace Junction, Mabua Road Junction, Sturrock Road, and Acacia Avenue Junction.
The others are; Kabusu/Masaka Rd Junction, Lweza/Entebbe Junction, Lukuli Road/Kayemba Junction, and Masaka Road Junction.
The project is supported by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and total of 30 Junctions and a traffic control centre will be realized. JICA financed the infrastructure project to a tune of Shs 89bn. Works are set to begin in April and will take up to 24 months to complete.
Kitaka also revealed plans to carry out major rehabilitation and capacity improvement for a number of roads that have outlived their design life.
He added that “We are making preparations to start renovation of Old Taxi park as per the cabinet decision”.
Kitaka said that the ongoing works to upgrade roads under the KIIDP 2 World Bank project will be completed in November this year.
The project is funded by the World Bank abd Batch 2 includes roads like; Kulambiro Ring road and its extension (5.7 km), Nakawa-Ntinda Road (2.8km), Acacia Road (1.4km dualing to four lanes), Kabusu- Bunamwaya roads (8.06km), and Lukuli Road (7.7km).
Meanwhile, KCCA has already procured a consultant for supervision and contractor for construction works of Lubigi Primary and Nakamiro Secondary drainage channels, a consultant for Diagnostic study and modeling for Nakivubo drainage system to address the flooding incidences at clock Tower, Fire Brigade, and Nsambya GAPCO.
Regarding Public Health and Environment related developments KCCA has earmarked a number of activities for launching and handover.
These include Kisenyi Neo-natal center, Kiswa Maternal unit, Integrated Outreach for service delivery in the community and Construction and renovation of public and community toilets.
The others are Kasubi Market, Kasubi Junction and Lubigi and Nakamiro Drainage Channels.