Travelers who have been getting taxis along streets around Shoprite, Shell and Gapco fuel stations but ply Ggaba road will have to go to the Old Taxi Park.
FLYOVER KAMPALA TRAFFIC TAXI PARK
Residents of Kampala might have some sort of inconveniences or might have to reorganize their travel plans after the city authorities have re-oganised the traffic flow.
For example, travelers to Entebbe road will no longer get taxis in the Old Taxi park but will have to walk to Usafi park.
In the same vein, travelers who have been getting taxis along streets around Shoprite, Shell and Gapco fuel stations but ply Ggaba road will have to go to the Old Taxi Park.
A number of roads such as Buxton Road shall be one way, while others such as a section of Burton street between Ben Kiwanuka Street and William Street shall be two-way. Parking on the streets along Burton Street has been suspended. The entry/exit point on Luwum street from the Old Taxi Park will also be closed.
Taxis plying Entebbe Road. These will e relocated and the road cleared
The changes are due to the ongoing works on the Kampala Flyover Project and the Non-Motorized Transport Corridor and they take effect on Friday next week.
The reorganization and traffic flow changes, according to city authorities, are intended to improve the flow of traffic during construction of the Flyover Project at the clock tower.
The project is aimed at reducing traffic congestion in the central business district and city suburbs by re-aligning traffic flow in and out of the city.
The Kampala flyover project was launched by President Yoweri Museveni in December 2018 at Nakivubo Blue Primary School.
President Yoweri Museveni launching the flyover project. File photo
The project is funded by a loan from the Japanese government through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The first phase will cost sh300b.
The construction of the Flyover will be financed through the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) which is extending an untied loan amount of Japanese Yen (JPY) 199.89 million at an annual interest rate of 0.01%.
This comes with a repayment period of 40 years, including 10 years of grace period for the financing of the Project.
JICA will finance the cost of construction works and supervision consultants for the Project.
The project will improve existing access to roads, signalization of roundabouts and construction of an underpass (tunnel) at the Nsambya area.
The scope of works of the project work includes the construction of flyovers or sky roads at Clock Tower and Kitgum House, widening Mukwano Road and part of Queens’s Way.