Government set to expand Kiambu Road

Monday, October 25th, 2021 12:46 |

Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has proposed the expansion of Kiambu Road.

In the new plan, a dual carriage way will snake through Muthaiga-Kiambu-Ndumberi, covering a distance of 25 kilometres.

The road commences at Pangani and Muthaiga interchanges along Thika Road and proceeds through Kiambu town ending at Ndumberi.

"The road covers 25 Kms which includes by-passes, loops and accesses. Major loop roads within townships or market centres, potential bypasses and interchanges have been factored along the road," said a consultancy firm that carried out feasibility study on behalf of KeNHA.

In the feasibility report, the road users said more lanes, bypasses and diversions should be used to reduce accidents and traffic jams.

"The stakeholders suggested the design of the road to accommodate acceleration and deceleration lanes and pedestrian lanes.

"There was need for clarification as to whether sewer lines, storm water and surface run off, service lines were incorporated in the design.

"There was a proposal to include a monkey bridge between Karura Forest and the opposite side of the road," the firm said in a report to KeNHA.

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