In six months, the planned reconstructed 2.5km Jinja road will have six lanes, Kampala Capital City Authority announced at the weekend.
Speaking at the launch of the Shs 8.9bn reconstruction project, the director of Works at KCCA, Andrew Kitaka, said the road reconstruction, contracted out to Energo Construction company, would last six months.
"The rehabilitation of the Jinja road will start from Kitgum House junctionKatalima road Nakawa, the new road will accommodate three lanes on both lines and this will enhance and ease traffic flow when it is complete," Kitaka said.
KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi said government had released the money and tasked the contractor to complete the project within the stipulated time. "The money we are going to use was internally generated and we are grateful to all taxpayers for their efforts," Musisi said.
The road is expected to have sidewalks for pedestrians, covered manholes and green belts. "We have developed a traffic management plan and traffic flow will change from time to time," said Musisi. Energo Construction company has undertaken different projects in Kampala which include reconstruction of Bukoto, Kisaasi, Tula, Nakasero, and Buganda roads.