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Ngong Road Dual-Carriage Way Project: Widening of Ngong Road

 

 

Data Sheet

 

Project Title               Widening of Ngong Road from Kenyatta Avenue to Adams Arcade

Financing                   Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Cost                            KES 1.68 Billion

Employer                   Director General (Kenya Urban Roads Authority)

Design                         Dual Carriageway (2,2)

Design Speed                         80kph, with Street Lighting

Start Point                  Kenyatta Avenue                       

End Point                  Adams Arcade, Ngong Road

Distance                      4.7 Kms (2.9Miles approx.)

Engineer                    General Manager [D&C] - Kenya Urban Roads Authority

Supervision                General Manager [D&C] - Kenya Urban Roads Authority

Main Contractor      

Completion                February 2015

Completion                Status 0%, Not started

Operational?              Yes, Traffic Snarl-up

 

The Japanese government has granted the Kenyan government Ksh. 1.6 billion to help ease traffic into Nairobi City. The money is meant for the expansion of the ever busy Ngong Road for a stretch of 4.7 Km between Ngong Road –Kenyatta Avenue Junction to Adams Arcade. The project will also involve the construction of sidewalks for cyclists and pedestrians. The project is expected to take three years with the deadline set for early 2015. The grant deal was sealed on Saturday June 2, 2012 when the Minister for finance Hon. Njeru Githae and the Japanese Ambassador to Kenya Toshihisa Takata signed it at a ceremony in Serena Hotel, Nairobi. 

 

The completion of this project will see traffic on the notoriously congested Ngong Road poured into a four-lane dual carriage way and is set to begin soon with the main contractor not yet set. According to the Kenya Urban Roads Authority, the tendering process is still going on.

 

 “The project aims to make the section of Ngong Road between Adams Arcade roundabout and Kenyatta Avenue crossroad double in lanes,” said Mr. Tanaka during his recent tour of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) projects being undertaken in Kenya.

 

The three-year project will be undertaken under the supervision of the Kenya Urban Roads Authority and is one of the means of speeding up traffic heading into the Nairobi CBD.

 

This is part of the Ksh. 30 billion grant the Kenyan government has received from the Japanese government and is to be repaid within a period of 30 years at an interest of 1.2 % after a ten-year grace period.

 

Japan also has eyes for prospects in the LAPSSET project and it is planning feasibility studies soon.

 

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