Makueni governor Kivutha Kibwana led transport and infrastructure officers to inspect ongoing construction of Thwake bridge approach roads. – By Gerald Gekara.
The approach roads on either side of the 110-meter long bridge, now complete, will ultimately open up the bridge for use.
It is expected that by April this year, such works will be complete with residents able to cross from Muvau ward to Kalawa and vice versa.
Kibwana has committed to lead his troops from the ground to ensure all ongoing projects are completed in time even as counties struggle with revenue inflows.
The Sh 334M bridge will be handed over to the Kenya National Highways Authority, the supervising agency, for management.
This bridge will be a key link of a KeNHA earmarked class B road (B61) starting from Wote and terminating in Kitui.
KeNHA has secured a Sh 1Billion funding for another bridge across river Athi, which makes construction of the road even more cheaper and feasible.
The bridge will also curb the innumerable cases of drowning recorded every rain season.