In Summary
  • Jogoo and Lusaka roads have been allocated Sh10.34 million for upgrade while Landhies Road will get Sh3.8 million.
  • Kerra will work on roads across the 17 sub-counties in Nairobi where each has been allocated not less than Sh9.6 million.
  • In May, Governor Mike Sonko said that 58 roads and lanes in the CBD under Kura, totalling to 34.6 kilometres were in bad shape.

At least 600 kilometres of roads in Nairobi City County will be rehabilitated and upgraded in 2019 in a programme expected to cost over Sh1.2 billion.

The project will be undertaken by the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (Kura), which has set aside Sh1.29 billion to upgrade 588.60 kilometres of road in the city and the Kenya Rural Roads Authority (Kerra) which will build 21.2 kilometres at a cost Sh164 million.

This was revealed by the Kenya Roads Board (KRB) in the Annual Public Roads Programme (APRP) for the 2018/2019 financial year.

CBD ROADS

According to the programme, Kura will be working on roads in the urban centre including the central business district.

Jogoo and Lusaka roads have been allocated Sh10.34 million for upgrade while Landhies Road will get Sh3.8 million for the same purpose.

Another Sh42 million will be used on the northern and eastern bypasses covering about 60 kilometres.

Other roads targeted by Kura are in residential areas and include Spine and Manyanja roads in Kayole, Bogani East, Baba Dogo, Peponi, Josep Kang’ethe, Utawala and Kasarani-Mwiki roads.

CITY CENTRE

In the city centre, at least 18 major roads, 29 streets and five lanes will be upgraded by the urban roads agency. Some of the roads set for upgrade are Dubois, Tsavo, Temple, Haile Selassie, Lagos and Taveta.

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