Kenya: NMS Begins Improving City Roads

The Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) has started works aimed at improving roads in the city.

They aim of the project, according to the the Mohammed Abdallah Badi-led NMS, is to develop an efficient non-motorised transport, recarpet roads and improve drainage and streetlights.

Non-motorised transport work is ongoing on Kenyatta Avenue and Wabera Street in the city centre.

The non-motorised transport will also include the building of other components of the roads.

According to NMS Transport, Roads and Public Works director Michael Ochieng, the project will improve walking spaces and encourage Nairobi residents to start walking or using bicycles.

"The journey to change the state of roads in the city centre has begun. We target more than 100 kilometres of non-motorised transport in just one year," Mr Ochieng said.

Phase one of the project follows River Nairobi from Donholm to Westlands.

The second joins phase one in the city centre to Lang'ata via Railway city while phase three is from the CBD to Roysambu through Ngara.

City Hall Way roundabout has been recarpeted while compacting of Grogan Road is on.

Recarpeting of Kirinyaga and Accra roads is ongoing while culverts are being built on Park Road.

Painting of slabs on the 980 metre Muindi Mbingu Street has also started.

Excavation and opening up of roads has begun in Mukuru Kwa Reuben.

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