NMS Kickstarts Construction of 38 Roads in Nairobi [LIST]

Road contractors recarpeting a road in Nairobi
Road contractors recarpeting a road in Nairobi

The Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) has begun the process of constructing 38 roads in Nairobi after issuing a tender notice for contractors to take up the jobs.

The road construction is expected to take place in the Industrial Area of the city with the road projects segments into eight lots.

The contractors have been given until March 2, 2021, to submit their tenders to the roads agency.

Lot 1 comprises of Garage Road, Homabay Road, Workshop Road, Pate Road, Dar es Salaam Road, Lot 2: Busia Road, Kampala Road, Lot 3: Gilgil Road, Bamburi Road, Changamwe Road, Lot 4: Dakar Road, Funzi Road, Athi River, and Addis Ababa Roads

Maasai Road in Nairobi Industrial Area
Maasai Road in Nairobi Industrial Area in April 2019.

Others are Lot 5: Catalyst Road, Machakos Road, Baricho Road, Wundanyi Road, Lot 6: Rangwe Road, Mareba Road, Hola Road, Lusingeti Road, Kitui Road, Lot 7: Migwani Road, Isiolo Road, Bandari Road, Wajir Road, Chogoria Road, Jirore Road, Lot 8: Ndume Road, Nyahera Road, Runyenjes Road, Lokitaung Road, Mogadishu Road, 

NMS is also looking for a contractor for the Construction of Non-motorised Transport pathways and supply and delivery of road construction materials and maintenance of equipment.

Earlier in President Uhuru Kenyatta had earlier ordered Badi to focus on building more roads in informal markets. The head of state lamented that the roads were inaccessible. 

Badi's agency has constructed and refurbished over 17 roads in the county since February 2020.

NMS also constructed pedestrian walkways and cycling lanes along major roads in CBD. 

In February 2021, the agency commenced construction of new tarmac roads in Kibera in a bid to improve accessibility in the informal settlement.

The project, which will enable 28 kilometers of roads constructed in the area, considered as Africa’s largest urban slum, is part of a Ksh5.8 billion plan aimed at upgrading 444 kilometres of access roads across informal settlements in Nairobi County.

NMS Director-General Mohammed Badi speaking in Mombasa on  January 29, 2021.
NMS Director-General Mohammed Badi speaking in Mombasa on January 29, 2021.

"This project in Kibera will also involve three other major developments including installation of water pipes, water sewer lines and electricity. We will kick it off here in Sarang'ombe before going to other wards.

"One year from now, all access roads within the informal settlements will be tarmacked and I call upon residents to cooperate with the contractors," added Badi.

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