The construction works on the road linking James Gichuru Road to Rironi Highway in Kenya is now 30% complete according to the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA).
This section of the road is a part of the 25.3-kilometer road expansion project located partly within Nairobi and Kiambu Counties.
The project began in August 2017 and was to be completed within a period of 36 months at a cost of US $163m. While giving an update of the project, Kenha assistant corporate communication boss Charles Njogu said the 25.3-kilometer road, in addition to the side roads which are divided into two sections, the James Gichuru – Gitaru section and Gitaru – Rironi section is on course.
Construction works of the two sections
Njogu further expounded on the construction works of the two road sections saying they encompass the construction of approximately 38 kilometers of service roads and the construction of non-motorized traffic facilities.
He also said that it includes the upgrading of approximately 19 kilometers of connector roads to paved standard and the demolition of the two grade-separated junction overpass bridges at Kangemi (Kaptagat Road) and Uthiru.
Other works include the widening of the seven-existing grade-separated junction underpass bridges at Muhuri Road junction, Regen junction, Zambezi, Kiambaa, Chunga Mali and Rironi (Kamandura), to accommodate the widened main roadway.
He further mentioned that they will demolish the three existing railway underpass bridges along the road and construct new and larger ones in case of any necessary future developments.
Gitaru – Dagoretti Road bridge will also be widened so as to allow for the dualling of the southern bypass/Northern Bypass. The project is being executed by China Wu Yi Construction Company and it is fully funded by the national government of Kenya.