Kampala–Entebbe Road

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Kampala–Entebbe Road
Route information
Length 25 mi (40 km)
Major junctions
North end Kampala
  Kibuye
Kajjansi
Abayita Ababiri
South end Entebbe International Airport
Highway system
Roads in Uganda

The Kampala–Entebbe Road, also known as the Entebbe–Kampala Road or the Entebbe Road, is a road in the Central Region of Uganda, connecting the capital city of Kampala and Entebbe International Airport.[1]

Location[edit]

The road starts on Kampala Road, directly opposite the Kampala Road Branch of the Housing Finance Bank. It travels south through the Clock Tower neighborhood and on through Kibuye, Kajjansi, and Abayita Ababiri before ending at the airport, a distance of about 40 kilometres (25 mi).[2]

Overview[edit]

This road is a very busy transport corridor. It is the second-busiest road in the country, after Kampala-Jinja Road. Kampala–Entebbe Road accommodates an estimated 264,000 passengers every day, as of May 2016.[3] Other credible sources quoted traffic on this road at 635,656 vehicles annually, in 2011.[4]

Before the opening of the Entebbe–Kampala Expressway, this road was the only direct link between the city center and the international airport. The road is single carriageway, too narrow for the heavy traffic using the road.[5][6] Because of the congestion, the road is one of the most automobile accident-prone locations in the country.[7][8][9]

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest also lie along or near the road: (1) The headquarters and two factories of the Roofings Group,[10] are located at Lubowa, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi), south of Kampala.[11] (2) Mildmay Health Centre[12] is located approximately 16 kilometres (10 mi), south of Kampala.[13] (3) Kajjansi is a neighborhood, where several other points of interest are located and where the Munyonyo spur of Entebbe–Kampala Expressway crosses the Kampala–Entebbe Road.[14] (4) The campus of St. Mary's College Kisubi lies on Kampala–Entebbe Road, about 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of Kampala.[15] (5) State House Uganda, the official residence of the President of Uganda, lies in the town of Entebbe, about 36 kilometres (22 mi), south of Kampala.[16] (6) Entebbe International Airport, where the road ends.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kafeero, Stephen (28 June 2015). "Heavy police deployment along Entebbe Road ahead of Mbabazi return". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b GFC (24 April 2016). "Distance between Cynos, A 109, Kampala, Central Region, Uganda and Entebbe International Airport, Entebbe, Central Region, Uganda". Globefeed.com (GFC). Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Bagala, Andrew (28 May 2016). "Entebbe road traffic diverted". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  4. ^ Dorcas Kang'ereh (4 December 2017). "Uganda's Entebbe Expressway to open in May 2018". Nairobi: ConstructionReviewOnline.com. Retrieved 26 April 2018. 
  5. ^ Muneza, Stephen (23 July 2014). "Kampala Injects Shs 3Billion In New 'Walking' Project As Its Congestion Swells". The Red Pepper. Mukono. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  6. ^ Nkurunzinza, Andrew (10 September 2010). "Entebbe Road is a national embarrassment". Daily Monitor Mobile. Kampala. 
  7. ^ Bagala, Andrew (11 January 2012). "Police move to reduce road carnage". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  8. ^ Kigongo, Juliet (31 July 2012). "Police urged to enforce traffic regulations to stop road carnage". Daily Monitor Mobile. Kampala. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  9. ^ Adude, Paul (23 June 2016). "Police arrests driver of truck that killed MP's daughter". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  10. ^ RGU (24 April 2016). "Roofings Group: About Us". Kampala: Roofings Group Uganda (RGU). Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  11. ^ GFC ) (24 April 2016). "Distance between Kampala Road, Kampala, Central Region, Uganda and Lubowa Police Post, Kampala, Central Region, Uganda". Globefeed.com (GFC. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  12. ^ MHCU (24 April 2016). "History of Mildmay Health Centre, Uganda". Lubowa: Mildmay Health Centre, Uganda (MHCU). Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  13. ^ GFC (24 April 2016). "Distance between Kampala, Central Region, Uganda and Mildmay Health Centre, Kampala, Central Region, Uganda". Globefeed.com (GFC). Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  14. ^ Ogwang, Joel (21 November 2012). "Kampala-Entebbe Highway launch today". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  15. ^ GFC. "Distance between Kampala Road, Kampala, Central Region, Uganda and St Mary's College Kisubi (SMACK), Kisubi, Central Region, Uganda". Globefeed.com (GFC). 
  16. ^ GFC (24 April 2016). "Distance between Kampala Road, Kampala, Central Region, Uganda and State House Main Gate, Entebbe, Central Region, Uganda". Globefeed.com (GFC). Retrieved 24 April 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 00°11′48″N 32°32′23″E / 0.19667°N 32.53972°E / 0.19667; 32.53972