KeNHA to repair sections of Mombasa Road damaged by the Nairobi Expressway

The old Mombasa Road will be upgraded to Nairobi Expressway standards as part of a Sh24.8 billion project. This undertaking will also see the construction of new footbridges and pedestrian walkways.

Mombasa Road set for a major facelift

A major upgrade will begin after parts of the road damaged during the construction of the Nairobi Expressway are repaired. According to KeNHA Director, General Kungu Ndungu, the 27 km long damaged sections of the lower motorway have practically all been repaired.

The former transport Cabinet Secretary, James Macharia, stated in May last year that the main section from Mlolongo to Westlands would be quickly repaired to ensure that drivers who use the lower deck are not adversely affected. He had stated that the roadway, which sustained significant damage during the building of the upper deck, would be refurbished at a cost of Sh9 billion, by China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC).

Parts of the lower road’s lanes were chipped away during the construction of the Nairobi Expressway. The undertaking left behind smaller lanes notorious for bottlenecks due to heavy traffic.

The decades-old road will be renovated, including installing a bus rapid transit system, repairing pedestrian walkways and improving the drainage system. The plan also calls for a re-carpeting of the older road and installing a modern lighting system.

After the present construction is finished, and according to KeNHA, the government plans to purchase more abutting property to renovate the existing road by expanding bottlenecks, constructing sidewalks, and installing a Bus Rapid Transit system (BRT).

Taxpayers’ money to repair Mombasa Road

According to the National Treasury, taxpayers would fork up approx. Sh24.8 billion. The exchequer also added that a large portion of that amount would go towards compensation for land acquisition.

Treasury had released a total of Sh5.93 billion for the toll road by the end of June of last year. A large tranche of this money was utilized for land compensation during the initial building of the 27.4-kilometer Nairobi Expressway and transferring utilities such as water pipes, electricity lines and fiber optic cabling. Source: https://www.businessdailyafrica.com/bd/economy/kenha-to-upgrade-mombasa-road-to-expressway-sh24-8bn-plan-4115228

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