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Musita–Mayuge–Lumino–Majanji–Busia Road

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West end:  Musita
Length  104.6 km
East end:  Busia
History:  Designated in 2015 Expected completion in 2017

The Musita–Mayuge–Lumino–Majanji–Busia Road is a road in the Eastern Region of Uganda, connecting the town of Musita in Mayuge District to Busia in Busia District at the international border with Kenya.

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Location

The road starts at Musita, a small town on the Jinja–Iganga road, approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) east of Jinja. The road continues in an easterly direction, through Mayuge, Namayingo, and Lumino. At Lumino, a southern spur, measuring about 10 kilometres (6 mi), goes south to Majanji on the northern shores of Lake Victoria. The main road makes a northerly turn to end at the border town of Busia (2014 population 55,958). The coordinates of the road near Namayingo are 0°22'52.0"N, 33°50'09.0"E (Latitude:0.381111; Longitude:33.835833).

Overview

The road connects the districts of Mayuge, Bugiri, Namayingo, and Busia. As described, including the spur to Majanji, the entire road project measures 104 kilometres (65 mi).

Upgrading to bitumen

Before 2015, the road was unsealed gravel surface. In February 2015, the Ugandan government began the process of upgrading the road to class II bitumen surface. The contractor is 18th Bureau Group of China Railway Construction Corporation at a budgeted cost of USh:207 billion. Completion of the road works is planned for August 2017.

References

Musita–Mayuge–Lumino–Majanji–Busia Road Wikipedia


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