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As argued before, Kampala’s South faces a structural accessibility problem. While the North has a three-layered system of ringroads surrounding the city centre, the South has pretty much none. This leads to all traffic using Entebbe Road and subsequently getting stuck at Clock Tower.

What is needed in the longer term is a mirroring of the three northern semi-circles.

Ring 1: Connects Clock Tower and Wandegeya be means of ‘Canal Street‘, a dual carriageway on top of Nakivubo Channel.

Ring 2: Serving as the equivalent to Lugogo Bypass, this Southern Ringroad starts at Lugogo Shopping Mall, passes through Muyenga, Kansanga, Makindye, Natete, Mengo and finally ends at Wandegeya junction.

Ring 3: The Northern Bypass is currently being completed and is due to be opened this year. It is likely to have a major impact on central Kampala because all heavy-duty through-traffic will be able to avoid the city. At a much later stage, the same should happen to the South (click to enlarge):

Proposed Southern Bypass, Kampala

Similar to the Northern Bypass, most of this road will be on a new alignment. It commences at Mandela Stadium, passes Kireka, Mbuya and Bugolobi to their South and crosses the swamp towards Muyenga. It swings around Bukasa before joining Gaba Road North-West of Bunga. It then continues to Munyonyo, crosses the swamp and follows an existing road towards Lubowa. In Kajjansi the bypass crosses Entebbe Road. From there, it runs through the valleys until it joins Masaka Road and subsequently the Northern Bypass in Busega.

8 Comments

  1. Thanks for the work done.

    • Charles Lwanga
    • Posted Wednesday, 17th November, 2010 at 14:24
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    Hullo i would like to thank all the people involved in this
    statagic planning,that they have done a good job for the development of the kampala city to lessen the trafic in the
    city.Thanks to the Goverment of Uganda.

    I would give this comment of main regarding the (southern bypass.

    • Patrick Wanyama
    • Posted Thursday, 25th August, 2011 at 16:48
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    Now we(Ugandans) would like to see action on the ground.The metropolitan city now covers upto Mukono .Traffic jams actually start from Mukono(Wantoni) area.I wish the southern bypass starts around this exact location.It takes close to 2 hours to cover this short distance(to and from Kampala!). Otherwise thumbs up.

    • SSENDAWULA MWEBE RONALD
    • Posted Monday, 12th December, 2011 at 13:20
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    • Robert
    • Posted Friday, 16th January, 2015 at 9:35
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    I wanna take this opportunity to thank HE de president for dat gorgeous structure in Uganda
    thanks Mr President
    Also I honour de management for de great work u do

  2. Hello there, please consider the road starting around Mandela Stadium (Standard SIGNS) through Kasokoso, Butabika (behind Hospital ) to Biina Catholic Church. Very neglected artery that would open up the area and reduce traffic off Jinja Road and Kinawataka road. Consider that Butabika now is a huge residential place with a big middle class settlement and international School. (CAMBRIDGE INT SCH.) The residents here need easy access to Jinja Road without going back and round through Biina, Mutungo, Kinawataka and Kireka!! Parents from Ntinda, Naalya, Namugongo etc would easily access and drop their kids at the Butabika Int. Sch (CAMBRIDGE) without makind the same round and worsening the traffic jam.

    • lawrence banyoya
    • Posted Wednesday, 2nd September, 2015 at 13:16
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    All this sounds very exciting to me who lives around Muyenga and have been having problems connecting to Entebbe airport easily.


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