Kampala Flyover Construction to Start in June

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Kampala Capital City Authority KCCA Director for Engineering Andrew Kitaka has said construction of the first lot of Kampala flyover is expected to start in June this year. Kitaka says Uganda National Roads Authority UNRA which will oversee the construction is now evaluating bids. According to UNRA timeline, contract signing with tender winners is expected to take place in May this year.

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Director for Engineering Andrew Kitaka has said construction of the first lot of Kampala flyover is expected to start in June this year.
 
Kitaka says Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) which will oversee the construction is now evaluating bids. According to UNRA timeline, contract signing with tender winners is expected to take place in May this year. 
  
Kitaka says KCCA representatives sit on the committee that will oversee the implementation of the project. He says after construction, the flyover will be handed over to KCCA for maintenance.
  
The first lot will start from Shoprite near Clock Tower on Entebbe road and Nsambya Road. At Shoprite and Clock Tower, the road will be widened to six lanes and raised walk ways will be constructed. "We shall have a raised walk way coming from Shoprite area. People will be walking above ground up to Clock Tower where there will be another walk way connecting to Katwe and Queens Way," Kitaka says.
  
This lot will also have a flyover coming from Queens Way connecting to Nsambya Road which will also be expanded to four lanes from Clock Tower up to Mukwano road.
  
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The second lot of the flyover will start from Mukwano Road roundabout and move through Kitgum House to Garden City roundabout and Wampewo roundabout. This lot will have flyovers from Mukwano Road roundabout to Jinja Road and Yusuf Lule Road. There will also be flyovers from Garden City going to Mukwano Road and Jinja Road.
  
This lot has not been tendered because designs are being adjusted to take into account the Standard Gauge Railway which will also enter Kampala at the same point. Kitaka explains that both Standard Gauge Railway and flyovers will cross Jinja Road traffic lights above ground but the latter will be raised much higher.
  
Kitaka says the second lot is expected to be tendered before end of this year and construction will start early next year.
 
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While the architectural designs of the flyover were unveiled by KCCA in 2014, its implementation failed to kick off due to funding shortages. KCCA had projected that the road will cost 373 billion Shillings. UNRA tender announcement shows that the flyover will be constructed using a loan from the government of Japan.
  
"The Government of the Republic of Uganda through its Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has received a Loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) towards the Kampala Flyover Construction and Road Upgrading Project," UNRA tender announcement reads.
  
UNRA Timeline for Kampala Flyover first lot
 
Activity
Date
a.      Publish bid notice
 
24th August, 2017
b.  Site Visit meeting
 
20th September, 2017
c.  Pre-bid meeting
 
21st September, 2017
d.  Bid closing date
 
30th November, 2017
e.  Evaluation process
 
 
1st Dec, 2017 to 28th Feb,2018
f.  Display and communication of best evaluated bidder notice  
 
March, 2018
g.  Contract Award and Signature
May, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Blanshe Musinguzi
Musinguzi Blanshe is a politics-cum-business journalist. He joined Uganda Radio Network in February 2017. Previously, he worked at Daily Monitor and Red Pepper Publications Limited. He is keenly interested in data journalism.