Starting today, traffic will be diverted at the Gayaza Interchange to facilitate the construction of some sections of the Kampala Northern Bypass Expansion Project, the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has announced.
Officials explained that the diversion which will begin today is intended to allow completion of underground geotechnical treatment.
The management also noted that diversion will facilitate the construction of a flyover on the Northern Bypass Project.
“Traffic will flow through the four slip-roads and will be able to turn around on the two designated U-turning points located at both interchange ends,” the management said in an official statement.
The construction of the second phase of the Kampala Northern Bypass commenced in July 2014 and it was originally expected to be completed in July 2017.
Several delays and constraints however forced UNRA to push the completion date to October 2021.
A statement from UNRA earlier this year showed that the contractor, Mota Engil, had made a progress of 70% by February 2020 and according to the plan, Mota Engil will be able to hit the October 2021 target.
The project is being co-founded by the Government of Uganda and the European Union.