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Friday, 15 Jul 2016 16:42 EATnewsdesk@kenyafreepress.com
The vehicular traffic mess in Kisii Town could soon be a thing of the past. The national urban roads authority, KURA, has unveiled a masterplan of bypasses and link roads that will ease the flow of vehicles within the town and its environs.
The plan involves the development of 65km of bypasses and link roads that converge in Kisii Town but spread to all major urban centres in Kisii and Nyamira counties. These include Suneka-Kiogoro bypass, Suneka-Nyakoe bypass, Kiogoro-Kegati bypass, Nyakoe-Kegati bypass, Nyamache-Nyangusu and Nyacheki-Nyamache bypasses.
The programme will also see the rehabilitation of link roads within the town such as SokoMjinga-Botori–Gesonso, Getare- Kanyimbo, Ekenyoru- Omogonchoro, DarajaMoja- Nyamataro, Nyambera- Kanyimbo, DarajaMoja- Nyamataro, Erera- Nyanchwa junction, Mokwerero- Welcome- Matongo- MKU, Igege- Nyamonyerero- Omosocho- Bwomache, Erera- Nyanchwa Junction and Ufanisi- Nyakongo.
A technical team from KURA led by a regional manager, Mr Justus Onyinkwa, told Kisii Governor James Ongwae early this week that preliminary and detailed engineering designs were being developed before the project can begin.
“The goal of the project is to improve traffic conditions and eliminate congestion within Kisii Town and its outskirts. Overall, the project roads are to attain a sustainable and safe road network that supports economic growth and improvement of living standards,” said Eng. Onyinkwa.
The KURA official said the agency has deployed a consultant on the ground who will come up with a feasibility study, preliminary detailed engineering design, environmental and social impact study as well as tender documentation.