The authority has continued to prioritize projects to decongest urban areas in the country. Following the successful completion of Upgrading of Upper Hill Road Phase I, the Kenya Urban Roads Authority has advertised for second Phase which is intended to provide alternative exit roads in the Upper Hill area. The bids for this tender will be closed on 19th July, 2016.
Phase II involves the upgrading of, Masaba Road, Matumbato Road, Chyulu Road, Menengai Road, Parts of Mara Road, Upper Hill, Lower Hill Road and link Road between Chyulu Road and Ragati Road. The essence and game changer of Phase II is and the construction a new road linking Hospital Road to Mbagathi Road behind Kenyatta National Hospital, thus decongesting Ngong Road.
This 6.5 kilometre long dual carriageway will incorporate footpaths on both sides of the road, slip roads and bus bays. Street lighting has also been factored in the project to enhance security.
The first Phase which is substantially completed has transformed Upper Hill area, envisioned to be the Regional financial hub and home to various multinational corporations and currently characterized by competing skyscrapers. Phase II of Upper Hill project is funded by the Government under Development Vote and will take two years before completion from the date of signing expected from September 2016. This project will blend well with the on-going dualling of Ngong Road.
Meanwhile, the Authority is considering a new design for the building of two bridges across the rail line to connect to Madaraka and Ole Sangale Road and relief the gridlock on Bunyala Road and Mbagathi Road.
The reality of the Vision 2030 programmes seems near and with this infrastructural progress the quality of life and movement of goods and services will be greatly improved.
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