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The most expensive road in Africa

The Entebbe-Kampala Expressway is a four lane toll highway in the central of Uganda.

In 2012,the expressway was estimated to cost a whopping 476 million with a shocking cost of US 9.2 million per ksh.The Uganda's government signed an agreement with the Chinese counterparts where there latter,through the Exim bank of China which leads up to 350million for the construction of the highway,repayable over forty years.

The highway links Entebbe international airport,the country's largest civilian and military airport,to Kampala,the country's capital and largest metropolitan.

The Kampala-Entebbe expressway connects northern bypass at Busega in the Ugandan capital city of Kampala to the busiest airport.The government of Uganda began consultation with the government of people's republic of China of the expressway project in 2009,which as to improve traffic conditions on both bypass and distribution roads in urban areas.

The government of Uganda also agreed to pay an additional 40million as compensation to the landowners along the expressway.

The Entebbe carriage way ease traffic congestion which is growing at an estimated annual rate of 4.5 percent.It reduces the travel time for motorists driving from Kampala to Entebbe to 30 minutes compared to 120 minutes using the existing narrow congested Kampala Entebbe road.

The toll road on Entebbe expressway had four interchanges,it also features 19 Bridges and 18 underpassed to provide access to the road.A total of three main toll plazas are built on the expressway and the toll plazas features six toll gates.

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