Kenya to build one of Africa’s longest flyovers

Construction of a flyover in Nigeria.
Construction of a flyover in Nigeria. PHOTO/COURTESY
The government has announced plans to build one of the longest flyovers in Africa stretching from Ole Sereni Hotel on Mombasa Road to ABC Place on Waiyaki Way.

The road is part of the government’s new plan for the abandoned Nairobi Urban Toll Road project which will now be constructed as a publicly funded road.

The Star newspaper recently quoted Roads permanent secretary Engineer Michael Kamau as saying that new plans are still being prepared and will be submitted to the World Bank board for funding application when complete.

“We are now at the preparation stage…We want to do a flyover from St James Hospital all the way to James Gichuru. So we have extended it from Westlands to James Gichuru and from Nyayo Stadium Roundabout to St. James,” said Mr Kamau.

The Nairobi Urban Toll Road was to be constructed by Strabag International at a cost of Sh67billion, but the project was abandoned after the World Bank withdrew financing citing non-compliance with certain procedures in planning.

Mr Kamau added that funding agreements for the Nairobi southern bypass road amounting to Sh14billion will be signed with the Chinese government soon.

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