By Spy Reporter
Kampala, Uganda: Motorists and travelers using the Northern By-pass should think of alternative routes if they want to enter Kampala, because some points of the road are to be closed for at least two months.
Information coming in from the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) reveals that traffic approaching from the Kampala- Entebbe Expressway, Busega and Mityana road will be diverted to the substantially completed section of the highway. Motorists approaching Busega from the Sentema roundabout will also be diverted to the substantially completed new section of the bypass. A UNRA notice about the diversion indicates that the said diversions take effect Friday January 25, 2019. UNRA issued a notice on January 24, 2019 detailing the diversions, which have been put in place to enable the contractor proceed with construction works for completion of the second phase of the project.
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, which is jointly funded by the government of Uganda and the European Union, was designed to relieve congestion and reduce on travel time on several routes in and around Kampala, although this is yet to be realised. It was budgeted at Shs285 billion but later doubled to Shs448 billion, which brought about a delay in its completion.