Entebbe–Kampala Expressway


The Entebbe–Kampala Expressway, also known as the "Kampala–Entebbe Expressway" or the "Entebbe–Kampala Highway", is a four-lane toll highway under construction in the Central Region of Uganda The highway will link Entebbe International Airport, the country's largest civilian and military airport, to Kampala, the country's capital and largest metropolitan area Commissioning was originally planned for 2016 Opening of the expressway is now expected in May 2018

Contents

  • 1 Location
  • 2 Overview
  • 3 History
  • 4 Construction costs
  • 5 Developments
  • 6 Points of interest
  • 7 See also
  • 8 Photos
  • 9 References
  • 10 External links

Location

The highway will start at Entebbe International Airport and continue to Abayita Ababiri, go through Akright City, Kajjansi, and Kabojja, and end at Busega, where it will join the Kampala Northern Bypass Highway, a distance of approximately 3723 kilometres 2313 mi A spur will branch off the highway at Kajjansi to connect to Munyonyo, a suburb of Kampala, located on the northern shores of Lake Victoria, a distance of about 1413 kilometres 878 mi The entire highway will be a four-lane, dual carriage expressway, with limited access The coordinates of the expressway at Abayita Ababiri are 0°05'250"N, 32°29'350"E Latitude:0090278; Longitude:32493056

Overview

The existing road, known as the Kampala–Entebbe Road, or simply Entebbe Road, is narrow, congested, and poorly suited to handle the heavy traffic traversing it The new expressway will be a toll-road, with vehicles that use it needing electronic billing devices

History

In 2009, the government of Uganda GOU began consultations with the government of the People's Republic of China regarding the construction of a four-lane dual-carriage highway connecting Entebbe and Kampala In November 2010, the two governments signed an agreement where the Chinese government, through the Exim Bank of China, would lend up to US$350 million for the construction of the highway, repayable over forty years

The contract was awarded to China Communication Construction Company, which also constructed the Soroti-Lira Road Construction began in 2012

Construction costs

In 2012, the expressway was estimated to cost US$476 million UGX:119 trillion Of this, US$350 million UGX:875 billion is a loan from the Exim Bank of China at 2 percent annual interest The remaining US$126 million UGX:315 billion will be provided by GOU GOU has already, or will provide in the future, another UGX:123 billion to compensate land owners along the expressway route

Developments

On 21 November 2012, the president of Uganda commissioned the beginning of construction of the highway at a ceremony at Kyengera, along the Kampala-Masaka road The EastAfrican reported in August 2017 that completion is scheduled for May 2018 The Daily Monitor made a similar report in November 2017

Points of interest

The following points of interest lie close or near the Entebbe–Kampala Expressway:

  • the town of Entebbe in Wakiso District
  • the settlement of Abayita Ababiri in Wakiso District
  • the community of Akright City in Wakiso District
  • settlement of Kabojja in Wakiso District
  • neighborhood of Busega in Lubaga Division in the city of Kampala, where the highway will join the Kampala Northern Bypass Highway
  • neighborhood of Kajjansi in Wakiso District, where an arm of the highway will branch off to Munyonyo, on the northern shores of Lake Victoria
  • suburb of Munyonyo in Makindye Division, in Kampala, where an arm of the highway will end

See also

  • Kampala District
  • Ssabagabo
  • Wakiso District
  • List of roads in Uganda

Photos

  • Aerial Photo of Kajjansi Interchange New Vision on 28th February 2017

References

  1. ^ a b Olingo, Allan 23 August 2017 "Sense of urgency as EA region upgrades its roads, airports" The EastAfrican Nairobi Retrieved 23 August 2017 
  2. ^ Edris Kiggundu 5 April 2015 "Entebbe-Kampala Highway: What Is Done So Far" The Observer Uganda Kampala Retrieved 15 November 2016 
  3. ^ a b Ogwang, Joel 19 June 2014 "Private company to manage Kampala- Entebbe expressway" New Vision Kampala Retrieved 25 April 2016 
  4. ^ Musisi, Frederic 13 October 2017 "Paying the price for delayed works on Northern Bypass, Entebbe Expressway" Daily Monitor Kampala Retrieved 22 March 2018 
  5. ^ Vision Reporter 10 May 2014 "Kampala-Entebbe Highway on Track, Chinese Want to Build Railway Line" New Vision Kampala Retrieved 11 May 2014 
  6. ^ Google 3 July 2015 "Location of Entebbe-Kampala Expressway" Map Google Maps Google Retrieved 3 July 2015 
  7. ^ Nkurunziza, Andrew 10 September 2010 "Entebbe Road is a national Embarrassment" Daily Monitor Mobile Kampala Retrieved 10 September 2015 
  8. ^ Muhwezi, Naboth 31 March 2014 "Entebbe-Kampala Expressway: Ugandans could get a better deal" New Vision Kampala Retrieved 30 August 2015 
  9. ^ Ojambo, Fred 10 November 2009 "China to Build, Manage Toll Road in Ugandan Capital" Bloomberg News Retrieved 11 May 2014 
  10. ^ Kafeero, Stephen 4 August 2012 "Planned Entebbe Highway Sparks Housing Boom" The Independent Uganda Archived from the original on 1 February 2016 Retrieved 11 May 2014 
  11. ^ a b c Kafeero, Stephen 4 August 2012 "Planned Entebbe highway sparks housing boom" The Independent Kampala Archived from the original on 3 March 2016 Retrieved 27 April 2016 CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown link
  12. ^ Kiggundu, Edris 5 April 2015 "Entebbe–Kampala Highway: What is done so far" The Observer Uganda Kampala Retrieved 25 April 2016 
  13. ^ Bwambale, Taddeo 22 November 2012 "Museveni Commissions Kampala-Entebbe Road" New Vision Retrieved 11 May 2014 
  14. ^ Adengo, Jonathan 30 November 2017 "Kampala-Entebbe Expressway to reduce travel time by 300%" Daily Monitor Kampala Retrieved 30 November 2017 

External links

  • Computer Simulation of Highway Design And Traffic Patterns
  • Google Map of proposed route by Suda-africaorg

Coordinates: 00°05′25″N 32°29′35″E / 009028°N 3249306°E / 009028; 3249306



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