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Old August 3rd, 2012, 04:08 AM   #61
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World Bank approves $300 million for Kenyas transport upgrade
http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/busi...y/-/index.html

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The World Bank on Thursday approved a Ksh25.2 billion ($300 million) funding to Kenya for upgrading city roads to reduce travel time and costs.

Kenya is expected to develop new mass rapid transport systems to reduce traffic congestion in Nairobi and other major cities under the National Urban Transport Improvement Project (NUTRIP).

This will see the expansion of Uhuru highway and the setting up of a rapid bus transit and commuter rail systems.


The World Bank will invest $300 million in the project, in addition to $113 million from the Kenyan Government.

The major components of the project include the expansion and upgrading of highway, service, and access roads from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport through Nairobi to Rironi on the Northern Corridor transport system.

It will also finance the construction of by-passes in Kisumu in Western Kenya and Meru in Eastern Kenya.

The projects will be implemented by agencies working for the Ministries of Roads and Transport, including the Kenya National Highways Authority, the Kenya Urban Roads Authority and the Kenya Railways Corporation.
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 04:11 AM   #62
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 04:15 AM   #63
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Langata Road Expansion

The road is being widened into a dual carriageway and seeing an interchange constructed. Recent images:

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Old August 5th, 2012, 09:36 PM   #64
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That's a lot of investment! Good to see Kenya leading the way with infrastructure development in SSA! I hope it pays off for them, and that they can keep up with maintenance which is often the most important thing.
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Old August 6th, 2012, 09:19 AM   #65
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That's a lot of investment! Good to see Kenya leading the way with infrastructure development in SSA! I hope it pays off for them, and that they can keep up with maintenance which is often the most important thing.
Yep, it's all apart of Vision 2030. The Ministry of Roads has been discussing a toll to pay for maintenance fees on the Thika highway, and in the next 2 years it's likely that the tolls will be installed.
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Old August 6th, 2012, 09:20 AM   #66
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State plans to spend Sh2 trillion ($23.7 billion USD) on road network
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The government plans to invest over Sh2 trillion in road construction over the next 15 years to enhance trade in the country.

Speaking on behalf of the Roads permanent secretary Michael Kamau, Kenya Engineers Registration Board chief executive, Mr Gilbert Arasa said that the ministry has already completed the National Road Sector Investment Plan expected to improve the country’s business environment for both domestic and foreign investors.

“Poor roads cannot support the kind of economic growth we are looking towards as a country. We need to have a massive infrastructural upgrade to get to the economic status envisaged in the country’s Vision 2030,” said Mr Arasa.

The plan is divided into three phases of five years each with the first phase ending in 2015. According to Mr Arasa, about Sh605 billion will be spent on roads improvement by the end of 2015.

The first priority will go to the roads in Nairobi with expansion of some of the major highways and construction of bypasses under way.

Among the roads to be improved in Nairobi is the connection between Adams Arcade and Ngong town via Bomas of Kenya which will be turned into a dual carriage.

Negotiations are ongoing with the Exim bank of China to fund the road’s construction which set to begin in January next year.

Commuters living in Nairobi’s East lands will also have a piece of the cake with the construction of an interchange at the Doonholm roundabout. Construction of the interchange is set to begin next year doing away with the current roundabout notorious with traffic jam in outering road.

The 15-year-plan will be funded by a combination of the Kenyan government and international development partners,” said Mr Arasa.

Infrastructure received one of the biggest national budgetary allocations in the current financial year to the tune of Sh268.1 billion for various projects including roads, energy, rail, and ports development.

The overall budget for the Ministry of Roads increased to Sh123.6 billion from Sh104.3 billion allocated the previous year.
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Old August 6th, 2012, 09:22 AM   #67
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Very nice videos, I enjoyed them.

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Here are two youtube videos from waudium: Thika Road from Ruiru to Muthaiga. For some reason the video ends at Muthaiga (never mind that the guys shooting left their private discussions in the video - nothing obscene though).

From Ruiru to Githurai area




This lower one from Githurai to Muthaiga.

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State plans to spend Sh2 trillion ($23.7 billion USD) on road network
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Good news

In kenya is the federal governmenl resposible for all the roads ?
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In kenya is the federal governmenl resposible for all the roads ?
Yes, all international (A), national (B), and primary (C) roads are the responsiblity of the government via KenHa.
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A109: Mombasa-Nairobi

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Mombasa road (A109) is currently being redesigned, an express lane from JKIA built, and double decker as well:

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He said Mombasa Road, which is choked by jams, was being redesigned to ensure that there was a free flow of cars to the Great Lakes region.

Mr Kidenda said an express lane from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to Rironi was being designed and would, on completion, greatly reduce jams along the highway. The new design by Cowi Consultants would avoid demolition of buildings along the highway.

The 51-kilometre road, where Haile Salasie to Museum Hill would have a double deck, will be constructed in three phases that will start from JKIA to Likoni Road, Likoni to James Gichuru and James Gichuru to Rironi,” he said.

The road would ensure that most motorists who don’t have any business in the city centre use the upper section of the road as they proceed with their journey to the western side of the city.

“The number of vehicles is increasing at a fast rate and being an entrance to landlocked countries, most cars are jamming our roads, hence the need to come up with new, better roads,” said Mr Kidenda.
Read: Sh2 trillion roads Kenya’s top asset, with more planned to spur growth
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A2 signage being put in, etc.

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Some of the latest signage additions are herebelow, though not complete without the actual signs themselves.

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Opposite safari Park and near Ruaraka Uhai Neema Hospital, perhaps the reason for footbridge erection delay is because of delayed relocation of overhead power cables which are seen here. They opted to do underground cables, and this was done less than a week ago. The same, is happening at Roysambu where we've a grid of wires due to a nearby substation.

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BRAND NEW SIGNAGE FOR KENYA!! For all you signage junkies


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That's good to know!
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Eldoret-Nadapal-Juba Highway

A proposed highway from Eldoret into South Sudan. Currently A1 takes you into South Sudan but its in horrible condition. Eldoret lies on A104.

Kenya, South Sudan in talks over Sh85bn road linking Eldoret, Juba
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Kenya and South Sudan are in talks to construct a Sh85 billion road linking Eldoret to Juba to enhance trade between the two countries.

Speaking at his office after meeting with Ministry of Roads and Bridges officials from South Sudan, Kenyas Roads minister Franklin Bett said the 920 kilometre Eldoret-Juba road is estimated to cost $1 billion (about Sh85 billion).

The minister noted that plans are underway to start the project, once the design is complete and financing is secured from development partners.

The two ministries said they have requested the World Bank to finance the project, which is critical to enhancing trade between the two countries.


Upgrading of the Juba-Nadapal-Eldoret road is critical to success of integration and growth of trade between the two countries and the region as a whole, Mr Bett said.

Detailed design consultancy has been concluded on the South Sudan side, but the same is to be completed on Kenyan side by April 2013.

Once the final design is completed, it will be presented to the World Bank.

Mr Bett further said the governments of Kenya and South Sudan have requested the World Bank to play the leading role in seeking syndicated funds as this is a priority project that needs fast tracking.

In view of the fact that the road is over 960 kilometres, and of the huge investment required, the two ministries requested for a joint meeting with the World Bank Project Identification Mission to urge the bank to continue its lead and coordinating role in seeking syndicated financing for the project, Mr Bett said.

Procedures and mechanisms for upgrading of the road will be premised on the Arusha-Namanga-Athi River road.

The road would have a one-stop border post at Nadapal, axle load facilities and social amenities like boreholes and security outposts.

South Sudan minister for Roads and Bridges, Mr Gier Aluong, said the countrys citizens (South Sudan) have put the government under pressure to upgrade the road network, which has immense social, economic and geopolitical importance.
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Here is a detailed map of Kenya's road network (PDF): http://www.kenha.co.ke/pdfs/Kenya%20Map%20A4.pdf
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Emali-Oloitokitok (Oloitokitok is on C103 on the Tanzania-Kenya border)



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Any plans to make the Nairobi - Mombassa road dual carriageway?
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