|Length:||53 mi (85 km)|
|Roads in Uganda|
Kampala–Jinja Highway is a road in Uganda, connecting the cities of Kampala and Jinja. Sometimes referred to as Kampala–Jinja Road, it is a busy road, with several towns, trading centers and other points of interest along the way. As of July 2014, a new, wider, four-lane dual carriageway expressway, the Kampala–Jinja Expressway, is proposed to be constructed south of the present highway to relieve traffic and complement existing transport infrastructure between Kampala and Jinja.
The highway is an all-weather tarmac single carriageway road in good condition. The highway forms a section of the Northern Corridor, a road system that connects the East African cities of Bujumbura, in Burundi, Kigali, in Rwanda and Kampala, in Uganda to Nairobi, in Kenya and ultimately to the Kenyan port of Mombasa. The road is a vital commercial link to the outside world for the three land-locked countries. It is also a vital road link to the sea, for many parts of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Points of interest
The following points of interest lie along or near the Kampala-Jinja Highway:
- Uganda Management Institute - Kololo, Kampala
- Makerere University Business School - Nakawa, Kampala
- Kyambogo University - Kyambogo, Kampala
- Banda Hill - The hill on which Kyambogo University is located and the residential and commercial neighborhoods on and around that hill
- Kireka - A township located in Kira Municipality
- Bweyogerere - A township located in Kira Municipality
- Mandela National Stadium - Namboole, Kira Municipality
- Namilyango College - The all-boys boarding high school is located 2 miles (3.2 km), south of the highway, at Seeta, in Mukono District
- Mukono Town - Mukono District
- Sezibwa Falls - The falls are located 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi), south of the Highway at Kayanja, in Mukono District
- Mount St Mary's College Namagunga - Namagunga, Buikwe District
- Lugazi Town - Buikwe District
- University of Military Science and Technology, - Lugazi, Buikwe District
- Mabira Forest - The Highway passes through the forest for over 30 kilometres (19 mi) between Lugazi and Njeru.
- Uganda Sugar Corporation - Lugazi, a member of the Mehta Group
- Njeru Town - Buikwe District
- Nalubaale Power Station - The highway passes over the dam
- Kiira Power Station - The highway passes within 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) of the dam and hydropower plant
- Nile Breweries Limited - A subsidiary of South African Breweries
- The Source of the Nile - Lies approximately 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) south of the highway at Njeru
- Jinja Airport
- "UNRA: Construction of the Kampala–Jinja Expressway". The Observer (Kampala). Observer Media. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
- "Distance between Kampala and Jinja with Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
- "Jinja, Uganda: Getting There And Away". Uganda Travel Planner (traveluganda.co.ug). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
- Mabira Forest covers over 300km²
- Government Teams-up With World Bank To Build Over $1.5b Road Projects