CRBC begins works on mega foundation piles for Nairobi Expressway

CRBC surveyor Mr. Wu Yang accompanied by surveyors from KeNHA inspect a foundation pile at Bellevue. The pile is 14 M deep and the pillar is projected to be 8.2 M high. | Photo by MESHACK MAKAU

Engineers overseeing the construction of the 27 KM Nairobi expressway have pitched tent at Bellevue, South B where drilling of massive piles is currently ongoing – By Meshack Makau.

According to engineers who briefed Uzalendo News, said the 14M deep foundation pile is expected to support pillars that will raise the infrastructure to about 8m above Mombasa Road.

The KSH 59 Billion Dual carriages is expected to serve at least 25,000 vehicles in a day, and save over 20 billion in revenue lost from traffic jams.

The constructor, China Road, and Bridge Construction (CRBC) is on course with the project timeline and is scheduled to complete the state-of-art facility in 2022.

The road is projected to end the traffic nightmare experienced in Mombasa road and provide alternative express movement to and from the JKIA.

Currently, the Contractor is relocating drainage pipes, power cables as well as foundation spreading.

Heavy machinery has been deployed to quicken the project, with the CRBC engaging local engineers from the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA).