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Stage set for tolling on major roads

A Kenya National Highways Authority billboard along the Southern Bypass. The bypass is one of the roads earmarked for tolling station. FILE PHOTO | NMG
A Kenya National Highways Authority billboard along the Southern Bypass. The bypass is one of the roads earmarked for tolling station. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

The expected award of a lucrative multi-billion shilling tender for the construction of the Nairobi-Nakuru-Mau Summit road, will set the stage for motorists to start paying to stay on the highway.

The Sh150 billion contract, which will be awarded in May, will see construction of the 180 kilometre road start in November and run for three years.

The plan is to collect funds that will be used to maintain the country’s major arteries such as Mombasa-Nairobi highway, the Nairobi Southern by-pass, Thika Super Highway as well as the Nairobi-Nakuru-Mau Summit highway.

“The tender for the construction of Nairobi-Nakuru-Mau Summit road will be awarded in the next four months and we expect the contractor to move on site in November.

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