The #reconstruction of Kisumu-Chemelil-Muhoroni road also known as Nyanza Sugar Belt #Road which links the city of Kisumu, to the towns of Miwani, Kibigori, Chemelil, and Muhoroni, in Kisumu and Nandi counties is expected to commence next month according to Peter Mundia, the #Kenya #National #Highways #Authority (#KeNHA) Director-General. - #KENYA
The #construction works are expected to #begin at the intersection with Kisumu – Kakamega (A1) road in Kisumu at Mamboleo and #progress through Miwani, Chemelil, Muhoroni eventually terminating at Kapsitet junction, where it joins the Kericho -Kisumu road.
The scope of the #work mainly involves the #resurfacing of the road to class II #bitumen standard. Other #improvements #include the widening of the road to 11 meters, along with the construction of shoulders, culverts, drainage channels, passing lanes, bus stops, and access roads in #urban centers. In some sections for example from the Mamboleo/A1 intersection to Great Lakes University, the road will be widened to a dual carriageway.
The entire #project is expected to be completed in one year at most since the right of way has already been obtained and the “project road traverses a fairly level terrain and straight alignment,” as per descriptions detailing its implementation plans.
#Expectations for the project
Upon completion, the 63-kilometer road project is expected to open up the region it reverses which has been largely closed out for decades after #motorists abandoned the #motorway, opting for the smoother Kericho-Kisumu road going through Awasi and Ahero. This will ultimately improve trade in the western region and beyond the border to other #East #African nations.