The two-kilometer stretch of the Nansana-Busunju road, in Nansana municipality which forms part of the road network to the oil-rich Hoima district, is to be finished within three weeks, according to Uganda National Roads Authority, (Unra).
Samuel Muhoozi, the director of roads and bridges at Unra, said that Nansana was the most affected of all the towns along the 47.6 kilometres of the road under construction.
“There is too much dust and traffic in Nansana town, which has slowed down business and this will negatively impact the economy if not managed,” Muhoozi told the press recently at the Unra offices in Nakasero.
In the interim, more police officers have been deployed to control traffic on the road. Chris Manyindo, the head, Road Development, Unra, called upon road users to be patient and cooperative as the road works go on.
Furthermore, construction works will be halted during the rush hours along the busiest sections of the road.
“Dust should not be a problem because contractors are meant to water areas that are under construction,” said Muhoozi, adding that two more water spray trucks had been brought on board to address this issue.
“To end all this, the most affected two-kilometer section in Nansana should be surfaced within the next two to three weeks,” he said.
The rest of the road will be completed in November 2017. The 32 months’ project that commenced in March last year is said to cost the Uganda government Shs 54bn.