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Old February 7th, 2015, 04:49 PM   #1
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B5 | Nakuru-Nyahururu-Nyeri | 183km

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Old February 7th, 2015, 05:21 PM   #2
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it's always refreshing to see B and C roads in pristine condition.
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Old February 7th, 2015, 08:01 PM   #3
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This road used to be a piece of crap for the longest time, esp between Nyahe and Nyeri. Baks repaired half of it, could be this section......the other half remained terrible, you could never do more than 20 kph. Was the remainder recarpeted?
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This road used to be a piece of crap for the longest time, esp between Nyahe and Nyeri. Baks repaired half of it, could be this section......the other half remained terrible, you could never do more than 20 kph. Was the remainder recarpeted?
as far as the nakuru-nyahuru section is concerned, it is paved and smooth...even though haven't been all the way to nyahururu, but i drove about 30km of the total 50km and it was good.
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Old February 8th, 2015, 04:47 AM   #5
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as far as the nakuru-nyahuru section is concerned, it is paved and smooth...even though haven't been all the way to nyahururu, but i drove about 30km of the total 50km and it was good.
When was that? I used the section in December 2014 and it is crap all the way.
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as far as the nakuru-nyahuru section is concerned, it is paved and smooth...even though haven't been all the way to nyahururu, but i drove about 30km of the total 50km and it was good.
Naks - Nyahururu has been fair all along, with a few potholes here and there. I was talking of Nyahururu - Nyeri, half of which was recarpeted by baks on the Nyeri side, circa 50km. The rest of the section upto Nyahe must be resembling quarry.
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Kenya National Highway Authority (KeNHA) is currently carrying out a design and feasibility study for construction of a dual carriageway from Nakuru, Nyahururu and Nyeri to Marua. KeNHA Project Engineer Kefa Seda said designing of the project, which is being funded by the World Bank, is at its preliminary stage and is aimed at improving the flow of traffic across the country. Speaking during a stakeholder's forum at Green Hills Hotel in Nyeri, Mr Seda said the authority is seeking to expand other roads into dual carriage that will have several by-pass. "We are looking for a possible engineering solution for expansion of the entire stretch from Nakuru, Nyahururu, and Nyeri up to Marua known as B-5 to ease congestion. He said B-5 is sandwiched between two major highways namely, A-2 which links Nairobi to Nakuru and A-104 which cuts across from Nairobi, Thika, and Moyale up to the Kenya-Ethiopia border. Seda said it is due to this reason that the authority is considering expanding the B-5 to ease traffic flow and cope with the increasing number of traffic from the other two highways. "This design and feasibility study is aimed at doing away with all bottlenecks that may arise about the projects before we come up with a detailed roadmap," Seda said. Traffic jam He said already Intercontinental Consultancy and Technocrat Private Limited from from India in partnership with Runji and Consultancy Engineers and Planners Limited are carrying out the designing work. Team leader, Sandip Bhattacharjee, said upgrading of the dual carriage is necessary to take care of increasing traffic and induce a smooth flow. "By August we will be done with this study in order to come up with the total cost for the project," Bhattacharjee added. And yesterday residents and motorists called on the Government to move with speed and decongest the town which has in the recent past been experiencing heavy traffic jam in the morning and evening hours.

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Does anyone have an update on the progress of this project?
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This is interesting. I honestly thought they would only dual the A2 Marua-Nanyuki-Isiolo, bypassing Nyeri CBD.

I guess this project wont happen any time soon in the short term. Most likely around 2030's. The B5 urgently needs to become a dual carriageway as it enters the Nyeri CBD and snakes its way through the Kingongo loop into Garden Estate/Gamerock...its slowly becoming a traffic nightmare.
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A solution for Kiganjo-Nyeri is a viaduct.
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