The construction of Waiyaki Way-Red Hill Link Road is on course and is slowly taking shape. Works that commenced in early 2015 is being implemented by China Wu Yi Co. Ltd and is set to be complete in 30 months.
The Sh3.01 billion project covers a distance of 5 kilometers and it starts from Waiyaki Way passing through Kyuna, Spring Valley Kitisuru and Peponi roads to end at Redhill. This road is a dual carriageway with a median separation and will include four overpasses: Kyuna Road overpass, Spring Valley overpass, Kitisuru Road overpass and Peponi Road overpass.
To reduce pedestrian-motorist traffic conflict and accident cases along this road, non-motorized transport (NMT) has been factored too as there will be footpaths. Street lights, bus bays, road furniture and markings have been incorporated to facilitate free flow of traffic and safety on the road.
Upon completion it is expected to reduce travel time and distance. This road will create an easy access from Waiyaki Way to Redhill and motorists will not be subjected to pass through Westlands, which has high volume of interrupted traffic.
Accessibility to Redhill and its environs will also be enhanced opening up to business opportunities in an area that for a long time has been characterized by scarce population and activities.
This project is also aimed at decongesting roads in Nairobi city that have been experiencing endless traffic jam. Traffic will be distributed across the network, with improved traffic flows, and the local community will benefit from reduced traffic volumes. This is expected to reflect on the economy as operating costs for the transport industry, business and commuters is expected to reduce.
The contractor is currently putting up structures, compacting of the subgrade among other major works. The project progress is currently at 53%.