The Japanese government is next week expected to award a Sh3 billion tender for the 3.4km segment that runs from Prestige Plaza to Dagoretti Corner. The project will be completed in two years.
Construction of the first phase of the Ngong Road dualling project, which is also funded by Japan, is 98 complete – with the contractor, Japanese firm World Kaihatsu Kogyo, expected to conclude the work by July.
The road that stretches between Kenya National Library and Prestige Plaza is being built at a cost of Sh1.4 billion.
According to Mr Muchiri, the scope of work includes building four vehicle lanes as well as service lanes containing pedestrian walks and cycling paths.
The road is designed to provide for a special lane to be used solely by public service buses under the rapid transit system.
In July, the government awarded a Sh2 billion contract for phase three of Ngong Road dualling project running from Dagoretti Corner to Karen Shopping Centre.
The 9.8km segment will be undertaken by China Qinjian International Group.