Work on Outer Ring Road will start in July
Road construction on Outer Ring Road will start in July, three months later than had been planned.
The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure indicated, on its Facebook page that the road will have a dedicated bus lane; a first in the city.
It did not however explain the cause of the delay in spite of signing a Sh9.8 billion loan with the Africa Development Bank back in January.
The project to upgrade the 13km stretch to a dual carriageway is expected to take three years.
“Once complete, it will take one just 10 minutes to traverse the road, as opposed to the current 2-3 hours spent.
The construction will also lead to the creation of over 1000 jobs through skilled and unskilled labour,” said the ministry.
Upgrade of the road that links Thika and Jogoo roads is expected to benefit an estimated 2.2 million city residents.
The new road is expected to feature dedicated bus lanes, a seven-metre wide service road on each side, footpaths and a cycle lane with drains on both sides.