Improving traffic flow between Mombasa and Nairobi
The African Development Bank Group has approved loans of EUR 209 million to fund the expansion of a highway that links major economic hubs in Kenya. The five-year project will convert the 84 km Kenol–Sagana–Marua road in central and eastern Kenya from a two-way single carriageway into a dual bypass and is due for completion in 2025.
The new road will enhance traffic flow between the port city of Mombasa and major centres like Nairobi. The current Kenol–Sagana–Marua road is situated along the “Great North Road”, which forms part of the 800 km stretch between Nairobi and Moyale, and is also part of the Trans-Africa Highway, commonly known as the Cape to Cairo route. (ben)