Government to make major changes on Thika Super Highway

This will be a face lift for Kenya's largest super highway.

The Kenya National Highway Authority (KeNHA) has awarded tenders to Fourways Construction Limited and Interways Works Limited valued at Sh822 million to erect four footbridges and more bumps and road rubbles beginning January next year.

The new construction works, the Authority said, will increase the number of footbridges to 22 on the 50 kilometer road in efforts aimed at curbing pedestrian fatalities.

It is therefore expected that all bumps and rumble strips will be removed from the road in a belated attempt to comply with a court order. The bumps have been blamed for traffic jams on the highway which was expanded to eight lanes to ease gridlocks.

“The footbridges have been contracted to two local contractors. We expect them to move on site in January,” said Cleophas Makau, KeNHA deputy director in charge of structures.

The project comes barely four months after Nairobi governor Mike Sonko promised to remove bumps from the road.

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