Maiden Update on Langata Road After Contractor Arrives on Site
This is the first update of the project since it was launched. The contractor is on site and work has commenced smoothly.
The landscape of Langata Road from KWS gate till the Bomas/Galleria junction is rapidly changing. China Wu Yi, the Chinese contractor awarded the contract for this Ksh.2Billion, 2Km highway project is on schedule. Working on this road seems more efficient for the contractor as opposed to Thika Road due to the reduced vehicles and pedestrian traffic.
Construction works involve widening of the road to a dual carriageway with street lighting and other road furniture. Construction of an interchange at the Bomas junction and road markings.
Currently earth works are in progress with bulldozers and rollers busy clearing earth. Bridges down at the river valley are also under construction which has resulted to a diversion of traffic and the situation is not that good to motorists. Traffic jams have become the norm to those who use this road especially at peak hours.
The current rains across the country have exposed the shoddy work being done by local contractors. Many roads in and out if the city are in a pitiful state as the roads ministry says it needs Ksh.10Billion to conduct repairs on the roads. For how long are Kenyan roads going to be like this? Such are the questions that the Chinese will be answering as they make their mark in the construction industry. For info about this project, click here.