Expansion of Kigali – Bugesera road gets underway

By IGIHE
On 9 March 2021 at 11:04

Construction activities to expand Kigali-Bugesera road are underway with the first phase expected to be completed this year.

The 13.8 km road is set to be completed at a cost of Rwf 49 billion.

Construction activities of the road expanded to dual carriage status started in March 2019.

It was expected to be completed in 24 months (18th March 2021) but the completion was delayed due to relocation of neighboring residents and infrastructures including water supply systems, electricity and Fiber Optic cables among others which saw the deadline extended towards the end of this year.

Rwanda Transport Development Authority (RTDA) has explained that the road to be extended to Bugesera International Airport is also expected to improve mobility to Eastern Province.

RTDA Deputy Director General, Patrick Emile Baganizi has told IGIHE that the road will, among other things, reduce traffic congestion on the side of Kigali city in Kicukiro district.

“It is a dual carriage road that will facilitate mobility to the airport and reduce to traffic jam on the side of Kigali city,” he said.

Baganizi explained that the first phase will cover the road from Kigali to Nyabarongo bridge before continuing with expansion activities in Bugesera.


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