One common characteristic of cities is presence of well built modern highways. Looking at the three main Kenyan cities, road infrastructure is on another level. For example, the Kenyan capital Nairobi has super highways, several road interchanges and rolling flyovers with modern toll roads. The other two cities have also invested much in this sector. However, the fourth largest town in Kenya, Nakuru lacks this key infrastructural Pilar. For a key regional economic hub like Nakuru, road infrastructure would have been a key focus. The interchanges, superclass roads like the ones we see in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu are lacking here.
However, Soon the look of Nakuru as a low road class town will be a thing of the past. The government of Kenya is set to begin the construction of Nairobi Mau Summit road. This project will upgrade the old Nairobi-Nakuru highway that serves the major trade route between Nairobi and Western Kenya. The two lane road is expected to be expanded to four lane and widening of the existing Rironi Mai Mahiu Naivasha road to become a seven metre carriageway. This road will have a great impact on Nakuru.
To begin with, the time taken for people to move from Nairobi to Nakuru will be greatly reduced. It takes four to five hours to travel from the two towns. This will see Nakuru grow significantly in business placing it to the levels of Kisumu city. Also no traffic jams will be experienced in Nakuru town and therefore might grow its reputation to the international investors who might flood this town to invest. The road will also keep Nakuru glowing due to its stunning looks giving Nakuru anew and international look. Due to this road, international companies might just extend their investments to open branches in this town hence giving the town an international look. Don't you think this super highway will elevate this town to city? Drop your comment in the comment section below.
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