Artist's impression of Kampala Jinja Expressway

Description: UNRA expects to expand the old Jinja Road in Uganda from Katarima Junction in Nakawa – where Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) will stop to Banda to a four-lane carriageway. The new express highway shall branch from Banda, through Kinawataka, Bweyogerere, Mukono, to Jinja through a section of Lugazi sugar plantation in order to avoid Mabira Forest. It is also expected to connect to the Southern Bypass, with a sophisticated network of tunnels and flyovers. The Kampala-Jinja Expressway is estimated to cost about $1.5 billion (about Shs5.527 trillion).

Status: Design

Type (Industry): Infrastructure

Region: Uganda

Sector: Public Private Partnership

Value: R 100 million+

Timing: 2016 onwards.

Notes: The Kampala Jinja Expressway PPP Project, is expected to cost $1.1bn. UNRA will soon be seeking bids from the private sector to design, build, finance, operate and transfer a limited access tolled expressway with a design speed of up to 120kph between Kampala and Jinja. The Project will comprise a 77km mainline and an 18km bypass to the south of Kampala city . The Project will be carried out in 2 phases with the first one being 33km of the Kampala-Jinja Mainline commencing at Kampala and terminating at Namataba and the Kampala Southern Bypass. The second phase will be 43.7km of the Kampala Jinja Mainline commencing at Namataba and terminating at Jinja.

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