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Thika, Blue Post flyovers to be re-done into new interchanges to ease traffic jams as Thika-Kenol Highway is expanded.

A team of the Kiambu County Development Co-ordination Committee under Kiambu County Commissioner Wilson Wanyanga and Thika town MP Eng. Patrick Wainaina touring some of the infrastructural projects in the area.
The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHAis set to build two new interchanges into Thika town to ease the traffic at the Thika flyover near Ngoingwa estate and the Blue Post flyover that link Thika superhighway with Garissa road and Gatanga road respectively.

Consequently, the agency has also promised to expand and upgrade both the Thika-Kenol highway and the Thika-Garissa Highway into dual carriage roads.

Thika Town MP Eng. Patrick Wainaina revealed this on Tuesday during the Kiambu County Development Co-ordination Committee tour in the area under the stewardship of Kiambu County Commissioner Wilson Wanyanga.

“KeNHA has promised to upgrade and re-do the Thika-Kenol Highway into a dual carriage way so as to ease traffic and reduce accidents along this stretch of the road. They did also promise to expand Thika-Garissa highway all the way to Kilimambogo, with the first phase of the project going up to Ananas Mall in Makongeni,” said Wainaina.

The MP admitted that this new developments and other road projects that were being developed by the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) and Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA) would open up the town to more businesses and investments.

He however appealed to these agencies to be humane when evicting all those who had encroached on the road corridors especially in Umoja estate.

The county commissioner Mr. Wanyanga was so impressed with the infrastructural developments and promised to assist in coordinating all the agencies involved, including the County Government of Kiambu, to ensure that the work went on smoothly.

On her part, the Deputy Director of KURA Central Region Jacinta Mwangi said that the construction works of the 15 kilometre Thika bypass that linked Thika-Kenol highway to Thika Garissa Highway through the Del Monte land to BAT in Makongeni and its link road through Umoja estate to Mid Oil Petro Station near Makongeni Police Station, was 26% complete.

Among some of the other roads, being constructed in Thika now, is the BAT-Kamenu-Kiganjo road which is being done by KeRRA.

The Engen-Kiganjo Corner Four and the Broadway-Kiandutu-Athena-Kiganjo link roads are already complete with the latter poised for official commissioning by the area MP soon.

The extension of Kenyatta Highway going through factory road to link up with the Thika bypass at Umoja estate is a project soon to be done along with the rehabilitation of School road to link up Kenyatta highway at Munene Industries to General Kago road at the Kenya National library near Mount Kenya University.

KURA will also do the drainage system on General Kago road from the stadium roundabout to Thika-Garissa highway near Bidco Limited.

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