Background Information

KURA is responsible for the management, development, rehabilitation and maintenance of Urban National Trunk Roads.

Other functions of KURA include –

  • Constructing, upgrading, rehabilitating and maintaining roads under its control;
  • Controlling urban roads reserves and access to roadside developments;
  • Implementing road policies in relation to urban roads;
  • Ensuring adherence by motorists to the rules and guidelines on axle load control prescribed under the Traffic Act CAP 403 and any regulations under the Act;
  • Ensuring that the quality of road works is in accordance with such standards as may be defined by the Cabinet Secretary ;
  • In collaboration with the Ministry responsible for transport and the Police Department, oversee the management of traffic and road safety on urban roads;
  • Monitoring and evaluating the use of urban roads;
  • Planning the development and maintenance of urban roads;
  • Collecting and collating all such data related to the use of urban roads as may be necessary for efficient forward planning under this Act;
  • Preparing the roads works programmes for all urban roads;
  • Liaising and co-ordinating with other road authorities in planning and on operations in respect of roads;
  • Advising the Cabinet Secretary on all issues relating to urban roads; and
  • Performing such other functions related to the implementation of this Act as may be directed by the Cabinet Secretary