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JINJA ROAD: Excavation, traffic diversion Friday November 9

Expansion of sewer lines on this stretch start soon. PHOTO KCCA MEDIA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A section of Jinja road in Kampala will be closed to motorists and traffic will be diverted to alternative routes in the next three weeks as National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) excavates and lays new pipelines.

Government of Uganda is building new sewer lines for the growing population of Kampala City and NWSC has contracted Sogea Satom to excavate and lay sewer lines along Jinja road between Electoral commission and Centenary Park from November 9, 2018 for a period of 21 days.

“Motorists that use Jinja Road crossing along Electoral commission and Centenary Park are advised to use alternative routes during this period to avoid travel delays,” NWSC said in a statement.

“NWSC is working jointly with Uganda Police and Kampala City Authority to ensure that the sewer works and traffic diversion are managed with minimum inconvenience. Any inconveniences are regretted.”

The excavation works will be done in two phases to allow proper traffic management and minimize traffic disruptions. During this period, some sections of Jinja road crossing will be closed to motorists and traffic will be diverted to alternative routes.

Normal time of work shall be through the night. Based on the nature of works, it will take twelve days (12 days) to complete phase 1, 2 and 3 of the pipe installation. All the reinstatements of the road pavement will be done within another nine working days (9 working days).

During shift three of the road crossing, heavy trucks will be diverted to 5th, 6th and 7th streets.

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SOURCE: Uganda Media Centre

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