KURA inks Sh1.98bn deal for Ngong Road expansion

KURA inks Sh1.98bn deal for Ngong Road expansion

The Kenyan Urban Roads Authority (KURA) has signed a Sh1.98 billion contract with the China Qinjian International Group for the dualling of Ngong Road.

The contact entails the expansion of the 9.8 kilometer stretch of road from Dagoretti Corner to Karen Shopping centre.

The project is expected to take two years to complete.

This project comes in as part of the construction and infrastructure upgrades meant to elevate Nairobi City’s status and its environs.

The scope of works includes a 6.5 meter wide, two lane carriageways and two roundabouts, one at Karen/Ngong road section and another one at the Karen/Lang’ata Road junction.

Bus bays have also been factored, with footpaths, foot bridges and bicycle lanes also expected.

The road expansion is intended to ease movement of traffic that has become a major challenge along Ngong Road.

This is the second phase in the expansion of the road as the authority has already began expanding Ngong road from the National Library to the junction on ring road.

KURA says phase one of the project will be completed by September.

“It is worth to note that the progress of the first Phase (Ngong Road from Kenya National Library to Ring Road junction) is now 58 per cent and will be completed in the next four months,” KURA said in a statement.

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