Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) will in April this year start the construction of a multibillion Traffic Control Centre.
According KCCA Executive Director, Andrew Kitaka, the traffic control centre whose construction will take 24months, will help in controlling the flow of traffic in the city.
Kitaka confirmed that KCCA has already received Shs89bn grant from their development partner-Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) which will go into signalization of 30 more junctions in the city and construction of a traffic control centre at KCCA. KCCA is currently signalising 13 junctions which include; Ntinda Junction, Matyr’s Way Junction , Ssemawata Junction, Ntinda 2 Junction, Lower Kololo Terace Junction, Upper Kololo Terrace Junction, Mabua Road Junction, Sturrock Road, Acacia Avenue Junction, Kabusu/Masaka Rd Junction, Lweza/ Entebbe Junction, Lukuli Road/Kayemba Junction, Masaka Road Junction,
“This project is expected to start in April this year and it will take 24months to complete. As you see the number of traffic junctions is increasing progressively, first and far most through KDIIP project and JICA funded projects and many more will come over after the Kampala flyover project that is being implemented by UNRA. This will give us a strong foundation for controlling traffic in the city,” Kitaka said.
Apparently, the contract has already been signed and the studies are ongoing before constructions can kick off in April. Despite some registered achievements, there is still a lot more for KCCA to work especially in reducing traffic in the city, floods and drainage system.
The Authority is in the process of modeling of Nakivubo drainage system to address the flooding incidences at clock Tower, Fire Brigade, and Nsambya GAPCO areas.
Through funding from government and other Development Partners such as ADB,JICA, World Bank, DFID among others, Eng. Kitaka says that the Authority is gearing up for more infrastructure works in 2020.