The ongoing Kenol-Sagana-Marua dualling project is set to be a great transformative development to the Mt Kenya region residents. The project which is already taking phase, is set to cover a total of 84 kilometres distance long linking the three counties of Mt Kenya with Nairobi City County via the Thika Super highway. According to the Transport Ministry as it was reported by the Cabinet Secretary James Macharia, the project is going to be extended further to link with the LAPSSET project through the Lamu-Garissa-Isiolo-Marsabit-Moyale Highway, as reported by the Star.
This is set to open up the central and northern region of the country for rapid developments. Since it will facilitate faster transportation of products and commodities to the nearby markets. According to the ministry, the highway will ease traffic flow along the ares of Murang'a, Nyeri and Kiambu counties hence promoting businesses and other economic activities. The further connection of the project to the Lapsset project that involves the Lamu modern port, will also enhance easy access of imported products to the people of central Kenya, as compared to the current situation where imported goods must move from the Port of Mombasa to Nairobi and the moved to the respective counties.
A aerial image of a dual carriage highway.FILE
The highway will have several interchanges especially along Murang'a and Nyeri towns that are will further reduce traffic in the respective towns. One of them being the Makutano interchange which is set to make it easier for vehicles going and coming from Nyeri and Garissa towns. “An interchange will be constructed at Makutano as well as construction and improvement of trading centres along the project road,” KeNHA said in a statement.The timeline for completion of the Kenol-Marua highway has been set at 36 months from the commencement date. This means that the project may be ready by earlier 2022.
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