Contractor Hits the Ground Running on the Kshs. 2 Billion Langata Road Project
The project will see the upgrading of the 2km strech of Langata Road to a dual carriageway and the construction of an interchange at Bomas
The Ksh.2Billion, 2km highway project well tucked away in the outskirts of the city is slowly taking shape. Scenes last seen in the early days of Thika Road project have started surfacing. What scenes are these? Well, the red and white reflective safety tape, the ever-changing diversion of traffic, red dusty soil and totally ridiculous matatu drivers who are always on the rush.
However it seems China Wu Yi (The Contractor) picked a few lessons on Thika Road on how to control unruly matatu drivers. Deep trenches that would make a 4X4 shy away have been dug to keep the traffic on the road.
As with any road construction project in Kenya, Langata Road has been hit by the traffic jam disease. Its quite funny how a 2km stretch under construction causes a traffic snarl up till Wilson Airport entrance. We must applaud the contractor for the progress done with major structures already coming up, however China Wu Yi must understand that Kenya is a generally an English/Swahili speaking nation and the road safety signs could make more impact if they were in these languages and not Chinese.