Kura plans link road to ease city traffic

Mr Silas Kinoti, acting Kura director-general. file PHOTO | NMG
Mr Silas Kinoti, acting Kura director-general. file PHOTO | NMG 

Efforts to ease traffic on Mombasa Road have been stepped up with the planned construction of a 10-kilometre (km) link road from Eastern Bypass to Greater Eastern Bypass road.
Work on the road will start in May and take about two years.
The Greater Eastern Bypass links Mombasa-Nairobi highway, the Kangundo-Nairobi and the Thika-Garisa roads.

It is the latest in a series of projects, either in various stages of tendering, about to start or underway meant to decongest Nairobi city.

“We have floated a tender for the construction of a 10km link road from Eastern Bypass to the Greater Eastern Bypass road.

“The tender will be opened next month, awarded in April and we expect the contractor to move on site come May,’ said Kenya Urban Roads Authority (Kura) Acting director-general Silas Kinoti.

Besides the link road, Kura is also rehabilitating roads in North Rift, Lower Eastern and Nairobi region.

Among the motorways set for rehabilitation within the city includes a five-kilometre access road in Karen, three- kilometre access road  to Komarock Phase II and routine maintenance of about 15 kilometres of roads within Nairobi’s city centre.