New Dual Carriageway Complete at Langata Road Project

With traffic still restricted to one way, the dual-carriagway is complete and the interchange at Bomas junction is all that remains incomplete. KURA has extended the deadline for the project to October 2013

Kenya Urban Roads Authority has prioritized works that will reduce Traffic congestion, improve road safety and consequently spur socio-economic development.

Kenya Urban Roads Authority has prioritized works that will reduce Traffic congestion, improve road safety and consequently spur socio-economic development.

The dualling of Langata Road from the Kenya Wildlife Service gate to the Bomas of Kenya junction is showing impressive results after the dual carriageway was completed and pending works now at the interchange commence. China Wu Yi, the contractor, is currently facing delays due to land requisition at the interchange.

The dual carriage way is partly complete with traffic constrained to one side only awaiting completion.

The dual carriage way is partly complete with traffic constrained to one side only awaiting completion.

The 2 km project was slated to be complete on 10th May 2013 as per the contract documents but due to the 2013 General Elections and land requisition, the project has delayed. However paving works for the highway are almost done despite the wet conditions that have hit the area.

View of Langata Road from WSK Entrance. All junctions along the upgraded highway are being widened.

View of Langata Road from WSK Entrance. All junctions along the upgraded highway are being widened.

Langata Road has long been associated with traffic jams which are still being felt due to the diversion of traffic. At the Bomas Junction, the small junction will be replaced with a tunnel and an overpass to facilitate the non-stopping flow of traffic.

Pedestrians walk alongside a construction area. The changing weather patterns have impacted construction project across the country.

Pedestrians walk alongside a construction area. The changing weather patterns have impacted construction project across the country.

Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) is state corporation under which the Langata road project falls. The project which was started in November 2012 is expected to be complete by 5th October 2013.