A section of Ngong Road Phase 1 Expansion towards the City Mortuary roundabout which is in its final stages of completion. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITUA section of Ngong Road Phase 1 Expansion towards the City Mortuary roundabout which is in its final stages of completion. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU
By HILARY KIMUYU

Phase 2 of the expansion of Nairobi’s Ngong Road into a dual carriageway will be completed by July.

The road which is 40 per cent complete was awarded to a Chinese contractor Quinjian International Group (K) Limited and will cost Sh2 billion.

The first phase of the project, which entailed dualing of about 2.57km of the road from the Kenya National Library to the junction at the Kilimani Ring Road, has been completed.

The 9.8-kilometre road which starts from Dagoretti Corner to Karen Shopping Centre has been under construction since last August.

Kenya Urbans Road Authority (KURA) acting director general Silas Kinoti, said they have mobilised enough equipment and personnel in all the spots along the road.

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“We must beat the timeline to allow motorist along the road to enjoy an easier ride soon,” Mr Kinoti said on Thursday during an inspection tour of the road.

He added that unlike phase one of the project, which delayed as a result of relocation of services such as power lines, phase two of the project was well ahead on schedule.

Phase one of the project has seen the road being fitted with intelligent traffic signals at most junctions, pedestrian walk ways, bus stops for PSV vehicles, U-turns for changing lanes and a wider City Mortuary roundabout with extra lanes to cater for all directions.

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