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Kampala–Masaka Road

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The Kampala–Masaka Road is a road in the Central Region of Uganda, connecting the capital city of Kampala to the southwestern town of Masaka in Masaka District The first 36 kilometres 22 mi of this road, is in the process of being developed into the Kampala–Mpigi Expressway

Contents

  • 1 Location
  • 2 Overview
  • 3 Accidents
  • 4 See also
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Location

The road begins in the Kibuye neighborhood, in Makindye Division, southwestern Kampala It continues to Busega, then through Kyengera, Nsangi, Mpigi and Lukaya, to end at Masaka, a distance of approximately 127 kilometres 79 mi

Overview

This road is one of the busiest in the country, with an average daily traffic count of 20,908 vehicles in 2008 In 2009, the government of Uganda GOU, began to upgrade the previously bitumen-surfaced road in poor state, to grade II bituminous surface with drainage channels, culverts and shoulders The first phase of improvements began in 2009 and ended in 2011, fully funded by the GOU The first phase cost US$448 million about Sh103 billion

During the second phase of the road improvement, the road was widened from 65 metres 21 ft to 11 metres 36 ft, passing and climbing lanes were added as well as pedestrian and bicyclists' lanes The work was contracted to Reynolds Construction Company, who had carried out he first phase The second phase lasted from 2012 until 2013 Despite the improvements, the road remains one of the most accident-prone highways in the country

Accidents

The Kampala–Masaka Road is the most accident-prone stretch of highway in Uganda, recording between 200 to 300 fatalities annually Ugandan officials attribute the high accident rate to several factors including a speeding b failure to observe traffic signs c overloading of passenger vehicles d overloading of merchandise trucks e dilapidated vehicles f driving while intoxicated g lax laws against traffic offenses h a slow justice system

See also

  • List of roads in Uganda

References

  1. ^ Ogwang, Joel "Government joins World Bank to build $15b road projects" New Vision Kampala Retrieved 15 February 2016 
  2. ^ GFC 15 February 2016 "Distance between Kibuye, Kampala, Central Region, Uganda and Masaka, Central Region, Uganda" Globefeedcom GFC Retrieved 15 February 2016 
  3. ^ a b Bagala, Andrew 22 December 2012 "Kampala-Masaka road to be expanded" Daily Monitor Kampala Retrieved 15 February 2016 
  4. ^ UNRA 2010 "Uganda National Roads Authority: Kampala–Masaka Road" Kampala: Uganda National Roads Authority UNRA Retrieved 15 February 2016 
  5. ^ Ogwang, Joel 29 October 2008 "Uganda: Sh103 Billion for Kampala-Masaka Road Construction" New Vision via AllAfricacom Kampala Retrieved 15 February 2016 
  6. ^ Eyotaru, Olive 10 July 2015 "MPs Demand Kampala-Masaka Road Design Review" Kampala: Uganda Radio Network Retrieved 15 February 2016 
  7. ^ O'Hagan, Michael "Uganda takes on the 'world's most dangerous road'" The EastAfrican Quoting Agence France-Presse Nairobi 

External links

  • Website of Uganda National Roads Authority
  • Kampala-Masaka highway: cursed or flawed

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