Rwenkunye-Apac-Lira-Acholibur road (250 km)

Updating the feasibility study and detailed engineering design for upgrading of the Rwenkunye-Apac-Lira-Acholibur (250 km) and detailed design of Masindi Port Bridge



Name of Client

UNRA – Uganda National Roads Authority

Financing sources



PROME Consultants Ltd, Uganda (sub-consultant)


11/2015 - 01/2017

Project Description

The Rwenkunye-Apac-Lira-Acholibur/Kitgum road (road n. 1) is a Class C gravel road connecting the western and Northern parts of Uganda and is in a very poor condition characterized by surface corrugations, potholes, deformations and poor drainage facilities. The existing road is approximately 250 km long. The road traverses five districts and connects several trading centres and village4s to the District Headquarters of Masindi, Apac, Lira, Pader and Kitgum.

There is a ferry crossing at Masindi port located along Victoria Nile. The link starts at Rwenkunye trading centre in Masindi district and runs through Apac, Lira up to Kitgum.

A preliminary design of the Masindi port bridge was carried out in 2014 to replace the current ferry crossing.

The section of the road from Acholibur-Kitgum-Musingo is now being upgraded to paved standards following the signing of civil works contracts in July 2014. It is expected that the construction works shall take 36 months.

Services Description

Updating the Feasibility study and Detailed engineering design for upgrading of 250 km of road and detailed design of Masindi port bridge.