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First of 11 footbridges under construction along Outer Ring Road now complete

The first of 11 footbridges, which the Kenya Urban Roads Highway Authority (Kura) is erecting along Outer Ring Road, is now complete.

The new footbridge is situated at Baba Dogo section of the newly constructed road that runs from Taj Mall on North Airport Road to the GSU headquarters at Allsops in Ruaraka.

The 13km road lacks service lanes and had no single footbridge for pedestrian crossing.

According to Kura, Chinese firm Sinohydro Tianjin Engineering Limited is expected to install 10 more footbridges at a cost of Sh880 million.

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One of the footbridges under construction along Outer Ring Road, Nairobi. PHOTO | COURTESY

“The first Footbridge along Outer Ring Road at Baba Dogo section has been successfully installed, the installation works is ongoing along the entire road corridor,” Kura posted on Twitter.

Construction of Outer Ring Road has been underway since September 2014 – with completion initially scheduled for September last year. This did not happen and the project is now expected to be completed in July.

However, according to Kura, the road has been operational since July last year as most of the works have been completed.