The Kenyan government through the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) and Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), has implemented the four major bypasses within the Nairobi Metropolitan Area to help in decongesting the city. Some of these Highways have already been completed while others are on the way to completion by the year 2022.
Here are the four major bypass Highways in Nairobi City:
Nairobi Northern Bypass Highway
This is a 21 kilometres long Highway linking Limuru Road to Thika Super Highway in the northern part of Nairobi City. It was constructed between 2009 to 2014 being the mega infrustracture project in Nairobi by that time. It is a two-lane single carriage Highway that was constructed by the China Road and Bridge construction company.
Nairobi Eastern Bypass HighwayThe Nairobi Eastern Bypass, is a 32 kilometres highway that is linking Nairobi-Mombasa Road to Ruiru-Kiambu Road near Kamiti Maximum Security Prison. The highway was first built by the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) as a single carriage in 2014, before being converted to a four-lane carriage way in 2017.
Nairobi Southern Bypass Highway
This is a four-lane dual carriageway which was constructed by the China Road and Bridge construction Company at a cost of Sh18 billion. It is a 10 kilometres long Highway linking the Mombasa Road and Likoni Road to Gitaru and Kikuyu town in Kiambu County.
Nairobi Western Bypass HighwayThis is a 16.6 kilometres highway which is currently under construction in the west of Nairobi and Kiambu counties. It links Gitaru and Ruaka estateswithin the Nairobi Metropolitan Area. The project is nearing its completion according to the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) report which was released earlier this year showing that is 60% complete.
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