NMS Announces Changes in Nairobi Roads Construction

  • A section of Muindi Mbingu street undergoes reconstruction work by the Nairobi Metropolitan Service in a program to improve the Nairobi CBD.
    A section of Muindi Mbingu street undergoes reconstruction work by the Nairobi Metropolitan Service in a program to improve the Nairobi CBD.
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  • Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) on Saturday, April 3, announced changes to the planned construction of roads set to kick off in Nairobi.

    NMS announced that an initial notice that had indicated the construction of access roads in Bahati Shopping Center in Maringo/ Hamza Ward ought to be the construction of Jahris Road and Rasta Road in Kayole Central Ward instead. 

    It also noted that the rehabilitation plans on the united old Akiba estate roads had been reviewed to read rehabilitation of united old Akiba estate roads and Bugani, Halai, and Lubi Estate Roads in South C ward. 

    Road contractors recarpeting a road in Nairobi
    Road contractors recarpeting a road in Nairobi
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    At the same time, it cancelled the rehabilitation of the freedom height access road in Mugumoini ward while revising the improvement of Mwangi Riika Cresent and Irungu Riika road.

    According to the statement, contractors have been given until Monday, April 19, 2021, to submit their tenders to the road agency.

    NMS also cancelled the tender for the installation of traffic signals and intelligence cameras for traffic management.

    According to the NMS Director General Mohamed Badi, they plan to construct more roads within the informal settlements to make the areas accessible.

    In February 2021, Badi kickstarted the process of constructing roads in Nairobi's Industrial Area with the road projects segmented into eight lots.

    The project will see the construction of 38 roads in the area including Dunga Close road and Shimo la Tewa road which are busy streets hosting a number of local businesses and manufacturing companies. 

    On April 1, President Uhuru Kenyatta officially launched the 4.2 kilometre access road connecting the Nairobi Inland Container Depot and the Southern By-pass near Wilson Airport.

    Speaking at the event, the President, who was accompanied by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, on a day-long tour of development projects affirmed the Government’s commitment to addressing the perennial traffic congestion in Nairobi.

    “This road is part of our ongoing efforts to decongest Nairobi. It will ease the flow of traffic on Mombasa road and facilitate the transportation of goods to the western region,” President Kenyatta stated.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta officially opened the 4.2km access road connecting the Nairobi Inland Container Depot (ICD) and the Southern By-pass near Wilson Airport on April 1, 2021.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta officially opened the 4.2km access road connecting the Nairobi Inland Container Depot (ICD) and the Southern By-pass near Wilson Airport on April 1, 2021.
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