By Pass projects excites Wangige, Kabete residents

The Kibiku section of the Western by pass. The project is 40 per cent complete. - Wilson Mulila

The Western By-pass is now 40 per cent complete and on schedule.

Kenya National Highways Authority (KENHA) Director General Peter Mundinia says the 16.7 Kilometer Road is progressing well. Mundinia said the dual carriageway project once complete will eradicate traffic congestion in the city and its environs.

The Kibiku section of the Western by pass. The project is 40 per cent complete.
Picture by Wilson Mulila

The project is financed by the Kenya Government and the China Exim Bank. It entails the tarmacking of 2 lanes in each direction, seven meter wide separated by a four meter median and 2 meter shoulder on each side.

The road has a design speed of 80 km per hour. Mundinia says the upgrade will upscale and transform the business operations within the Project Corridor that will potentially translate the livelihoods of Kiambu County residents.

The Kibiku section of the Western by pass. The project is 40 per cent complete.
Picture by Wilson Mulila

The Bypass mainly follows along the existing road (Gitaru Road) towards the northeast and then turns into southeast near Ndenderu town (Limuru Road). The Western Bypass passes several towns such as Gitaru, Wangige, Ndenderu and Ruaka. The project terminates at the Two Rivers Mall roundabout on the Northern Bypass in Ruaka.

The by-pass is one of the major trunk road links in the Nairobi Road Network Master Plan. It traverses Kabete and Kiambaa constituencies-two rich agricultural lands in Kenya.

 The Bypass mainly follows along the existing road (Gitaru Road) towards the northeast and then turns into southeast near Ndenderu town (Limuru Road).

The Kibiku section of the Western by pass. The project is 40 per cent complete.
Picture by Meshack Makau

Among the towns on the project paths include Gitaru, Wangige, Ndenderu and Ruaka. The project terminates at the Two Rivers Mall roundabout on the Northern Bypass in Ruaka.