Plans are underway to rehabilitate 22km of roads in Nakuru town. The project will be rolled out by the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA).
Speaking to members of KAM Nakuru Chapter Committee, KURA South Rift Regional Manager, Eng. Sylvia Mwangi noted that “The project will be rolled out under Low volume seal roads programme. Once the project is complete, the face of Nakuru will be significantly different and this will also improve the flow of traffic.”
A number of roads in Nakuru Industrial Area including Sungura Road, Harry Thuku Road and General Mathenge Link to Ravine Road will be beneficiaries of the project.
During the recent classification of roads under subsidiary legislation 2016, majority of roads in the County will be under the jurisdiction of the County Government. However concerns have been expressed over the capacity of the County Government to do roads bearing in mind they had gotten the lion share of the roads in the County.
During the meeting, it was agreed that regular engagements between KAM and KURA would be critical to ensure that key roads are prioritised for ease of trade.
The Committee members also held a meeting with Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA) regional management. During the meeting, members were informed that the classification of roads for KeRRA had not been finalised but the exercise will soon be completed. It was agreed that in addition to engaging the KeRRA regional manager, KAM would have representatives at the constituency level where prioritisation of roads to be rehabilitated is done.
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