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
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 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.
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.
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.