President Yoweri Museveni is set to break ground for civil works to commence on the 21Km Kira-Kasangati-Matuga Road, a project fully funded by the Government of Uganda.
The Kira-Kasangati-Matugga road is part of the outer ring road network to the north of Kampala City, starting from Kira town roundabout running west-wards crossing the Kampala-Gayaza road at Kasangati and ending at the Kampala-Bombo highway.
The project aims at upgrading the Kira-Kasangati-Matugga road together with the Najjera-Buwate spur and the loop connection of the family access road from gravel (muraam) to bituminous standard (tarmac).
It will also expand the 2km road section from Kyaliwajjala to Kira into a dual carriageway from the current 2 lanes to 4 lanes with a median and provision of walkways and cycle lanes.
Five junctions will be improved as part of the scope of the works. These include; Kitetika junction along Kampala-Gayaza road, Mpererwe junction along Kampala-Gayaza road, Erisa junction and Gayaza junction along Kampala-Gayaza road.
Four other junctions that are along the road project; Kyaliwajjala, Kira, Kasangati and Matugga junctions will also be worked on.
A junction with side roads along the Kyaliwajjala to Matugga road for a length of at least 20m will be designed and constructed as part of the project plan as well installation of signals at the Kwaliwajjala, Kira, Kasangati and Matugga junctions.
The upgrading of the Kira-Matugga road from gravel to bituminous standard, the project plan indicates, will reduce the traffic congestion in and around Kampala and improve the network towards meeting current and forecast traffic demands.
The project will also contribute towards improvement of the safety of the non-motorized road users through the provision of the cycle lanes.