Traffic-free Roads in Uganda, East Africa
Transport is one of the sectors that support the country’s economy. This is the main reason why countries like Uganda put much effort into creating a great transport system which includes winding road networks, railway lines, aviation facilities, and water vessels.
Uganda’s road transport ranks amongst the best five in East and Central Africa. It is easy to understand why tourists prefer the pearl of Africa for Self-drive holidays. With road trips, the most frustrating thing is the traffic congestion.
This is usually common in the big cities and along the highways which connect city to city. In Uganda, the hub for traffic jam is Kampala. If you need to dodge the congestion, make use of these four traffic-free roads and reach your next destination safely.
This is for those who are traveling to or from Entebbe airport or town. Entebbe Expressway is a four-lane toll highway. It is about 37 kilometers long. This path has three interchanges, one at Mpala and the other two at Kajjansi and Abayita Ababiri.
It was put to reduce too much car traffic on the old Entebbe – Kampala road. From Entebbe, you can use this road and connect to Munyonyo, Busega, and Kajjansi. It is not free of charge and toll fees depend on the type of vehicle.
Kampala Northern Bypass
This route forms a semicircle in the northern suburbs of Kampala city. The government constructed this road to enable motorists to dodge the traffic in the city center. Kampala Northern bypass measures 22.5 kilometers.
It starts from Busega and traverses the areas Namungona, Bwaise, Kalerwe, Kyebando, Kisasi, Kiwatule, Naalya, and Kulambiro, up to Namboole. You can use the bypass and connect to the major roads in Kampala.
Kampala – Jinja Expressway
Kampala – Jinja highway is one of the busiest roads in Uganda. It has too much traffic in the morning and evening hours. The main reason for the newly constructed Kampala – Jinja expressway is to reduce the congestion on the old route.
It will start from the city center with connecting sections from Munyonyo and the northern bypass. Travelers from Entebbe airport to Jinja will use this path and connect directly to the tourists’ favorite city in Eastern Uganda.
Mpigi Express Highway
This is a four-lane dual carriage highway. It starts at Busega and ends at Mpigi. This section is 28.5 kilometers long and is part of the Masaka road. It runs through Kyengera, Nabbingo, and Nsangi.
It has four interchanges at Nsangi, Maya, Lugala, and Nabbingo with connections to the Northern bypass and Entebbe expressway.