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Thika to benefit from KES. 1.7 billion worth of road infrastructure

The government has set aside Sh 1.7 billion for construction of roads within Thika Town Constituency.

Through Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) the government plans to spend Sh. 700 million for tarmacking and re-carpeting of various roads within the CBD including Commercial Street, Cross Road, General Kago, Haile Selassie, Harry Thuku, Kenyatta Highway, Kwame Nkurumah, Magoko, Bull and Mama Ngina.

Others are Stadium, Temple, Thika Girls, Uhuru Street, Upper Hill and Workshop.

Speaking after leading a team of Engineers from KeNHA and KURA, Engineer Chris Nzioka from department of planning at Kenya National Highway Authority said that there were plans to expand some roads within the town with a view to reducing traffic jams.

He added that they had done the site appreciation and were only awaiting survey and designing.
Speaking during the tour, area MP Eng. Patrick Wainaina acknowledged that the major road infrastructure upgrade would enhance movement within the town.

He added that the construction of the 18 Km Gatuanyaga-Munyu-Kang’oki road to bitumen standards would cost about Ksh. 1 billion.

This road will start at Gatuanyaga junction towards Munyu via Githima and exit at Kang’oki area. It will be the first tarmacked road in villages within Thika East region.

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