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Road Network Expansion

project profile


This project involves the construction of new roads and the reconstruction and rehabilitation of existing roads.
project overview


On Schedule/Ahead of Schedule
Implementing Ministry (MDAS):
Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure.
Country Wide
Annual Target:
See below each Project component progress.
project progress


The main roads linking Kenya to Ethiopia are currently under construction. Isolo-Merille Road was officially opened by His Excellency, President Mwai Kibaki on the 29th July 2011. Marsabit-Turbi-Moyale is 20% complete. Kitale-Lokichar-Lodwar-Lokichoggio will begin January 2014 as part of the greater LAPSSET Corridor.

The Lamu-Garsen 92km road is 90% complete. Construction of the Kisumu-Kakamega-Webuye road is scheduled to commence by end of 2012. The rehabilitation of Njambini-Olkalou-Dundori-Nakuru road is complete. Emali-Loitoktok and Mai Mahiu-Narok-Bomet are complete, while the Kericho-Kisumu road is ahead of schedule.

The KWS - Bomas road is at 70% progress and is expected to be complete by March 2013.All Saints to Adams road (4 kms dual line), finance has been secured from the Japanese Government (Ksh 1.6 billion), the start date will be December 2012. The Adams to Ngong through Karen (17 kms), designs are ready. The Eastern and Northern Bypasses are complete.

The Nairobi-Thika Highway was official opened in 9th November 2012 by H.E. the President Mwai Kibaki.

H.E the President of the Republic of Kenya, Hon. Mwai Kibaki opened the newly rehabilitated Maai Mahiu- Narok road on the 26th August 2011.

Tendering for the construction of the JKIA-Rironi Highway (50km) is scheduled for November 2012 and construction will begin in April 2013. The project includes an overpass on Uhuru Highway The project will be co-funded by the Government of Kenya and the World Bank to the tune of Kshs.25.5 billion.

Construction of the 30km Southern By Pass was launched by H.E. the President on March 16, 2012 and is progressing well. Designs for the construction of DongoKundu Southern by pass are underway.


To develop and maintain existing road networks in order to improve access as well as spur movement of people and goods.

project benefits


Improved road conditions; Reduction of traffic congestion and pollution in and around the Nairobi CBD; Cheaper, modern and efficient transport services; Reduced commute times.
project components


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