The on-going Construction of the missing link between Westlands and Gigiri has taken shape with eight structures out of thirteen being raised. The projects is currently 25% complete and most of ridges leveled to fill the valleys. The 5 kilometres dual road funded by the Government at a cost of Kshs.3 billion is estimated to be complete by September 2018.
The road is set to give Residents an easy and stress-free time navigating between Waiyaki Way in Westlands, Gigiri and Ruaka once complete. The current roads works includes separated junctions in Kyuna Road, Spring Valley Road, Kitisuru Road Peponi Road and Lower Kabete Road. Other works include underpasses, footpaths and cycle tracks on each side of the road (NMT). Street lighting too has been incorporated for easy navigation, proper visibility and safety at night. This stretch will save motorists the agony of passing through Westlands and Parklands area just to get to Redhill from Waiyaki Way and vice versa.
The contractor, China Wu Yi and the consultant Apec Consortium who are undertaking supervisory and consultancy services are committed to complete the project in god time. This road will join the list of other numerous projects being implemented around the city to help improve the flow of traffic and integrated network.
KURA’s number one priority is to ensure more and more safe and reliable roads are built in the urban areas to enhance connectivity and boost the economy. This focus on our road infrastructure has already attained positive impacts as it has been able to woo local and international investors into engaging in business ventures and exploring opportunities in the country.
Kura will continue to adhere to the principles of sustainable development and continue to improve transport links and strengthen connections with other transport modes.
Meanwhile, a section of Loresho Ridge Road is set to be closed for construction of Loresho underpass and motorists are advised to use Kyuna Road to access Lower Kabete Road. The underpass is scheduled for completion in the first week of June, 2017.