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Uganda Road Network

Uganda Roads

The Uganda road network comprises of 21,000km of national roads; 17, 000km of district roads; 2,800km of urban roads and about 30,000km of community roads, connecting communities, districts. For more information see the following link: www.unra.go.ug/

The road transport is by far the most dominant mode of transport in Uganda, carrying over 95% of passenger and freight traffic. The national roads currently make up 25% of the road network but carry over 80% of the total road traffic. For information see the following link: www.unra.go.ug/

4.1 Uganda Government Contact List

Distance Matrix

Distances from Capital City to Major Towns (km)

 

Kampala

Gulu 

Karuma 

Pakwach 

Arua 

Koboko 

Tororo 

Mbale 

Kampala

0

338

263

372

482.3

561.3

210.4

220.8

 Gulu

338

0

75

121

232

285

382

328

Karuma 

263

75

0

108

219

272

349

294

Pakwach 

372

121

108

0

111

163

456

402

Arua 

482.3

232

219

111

0

54

567

512

Koboko 

561.3

285

272

163

54

0

620

565

Tororo 

210.4

382

349

456

567

620

0

55

 Mbale

220.8

328

294

402

512

565

55

0

Travel Time from Capital City to Major Towns (Hours)

 

Capital

Gulu

Karuma

Pakwach

Arua

Koboko

Tororo

Mbale

Capital

0

4:31mins

3:33mins

4:53mins

6:25mins

7:4mins

2:54mins

3:1min

Gulu

4:31mins

0

1:1min

1:36min

3:8mins

3:47mins

5:22mins

4:19mins

Karuma

3:33mins

1:1min

0

1:22mins

2:54mins

3:33mins

5:5mins

4:2mins

Pakwach

4:53mins

1:36mins

1:22mins

0

1:32mins

2:11mins

6:25mins

5:22mins

Arua

6:25mins

3:8mins

2:54mins

1:32mins

0

43mins

7:57mins

6:54mins

Koboko

7:4mins

3:47mins

3:33mins

2:11mins

43mins

0

8:36mins

7:33mins

Tororo

2:54mins

5:22mins

5:5mins

6:25mins

7:57mins

8:36mins

0

1:4mins

Mbale

3:1min

4:19mins

4:2mins

5:22mins

6:54mins

7:33mins

1:4mins

0

Weighbridges and Axle Load Limits

For more information see the following link: Uganda National Roads Authority

Below table shows the gross vehicle weight plus the axle load limit currently in force within Uganda and the East African Region.   

Axle load limits

Uganda

Kenya

Tanzania

Truck with 2 axles

18

18

18

Truck with 3 axles

22

22

22

Truck with 4 axles

30

30

30

Semi-trailer with 3 axles

34

34

34

Semi-trailer with 4 axles

36

36

36

Semi-trailer with 5 axles

44

44

44

Semi-trailer with 6 axles

54

54

54

Truck & drawbar trailer with 4 axles

42

42

42

Truck & drawbar trailer with 5 axles

48

48

48

Truck & drawbar trailer with 6 axles

56

56

56

Truck & drawbar trailer with 7 axles

56

56

56

Road Class and Surface Conditions

The asphalted sections are good but the murrum ones usually deteriorate with rains.

The traffic capacity in the country is heavy with light vehicles and motor bike commonly referred to here as Boda Bodas.