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‘Killer’  Gilgil Road to be Redesigned

The Gilgil-Ol Kalau road will soon undergo emergency repairs in a bid to salvage its sorry state as a team of experts are deployed to study and redesign it.

The Kenya National Highway Authority (KeNHA), has assured the motorists plying the route that the emergency works slated for January 2020 will be a relief to the huge potholes that characterize the stretch.

“We are into procurement of emergency works on the road for the second quarter of this year and once it is done, there will be a contractor on site,” noted Central Region’s KeNHA representative, Judy Makuba.

Ms. Makuba, assured a County Implementation and Coordination Committee (CDICC) sitting in Ol Kalau that the sorry state of the 37 KM stretch will undergo a major overhaul once a team of experts studying the topology of its foundation come up with recommendations for its redesign.

The stretch that is characterized by huge potholes has witnessed several accidents with the latest fatal one claiming six lives, near Captain Trading Centre.

Nyandarua County Commissioner Boaz Cherutich, who also doubles as the CDICC Chair, regretted the loose chippings on the newly tarmacked Ol Jororok- Ndunduri noting that the contractor had been constructing the road even during rainy seasons.

The CDICC also heard that the construction of the Captain-Ndemi- Wanjohi-Ndunyu Njeru road was behind schedule, with the contractor, SDI International, having been summoned over the stalled works. The 65KM road, was envisaged to ease transport in the agricultural rich county.

 

By Anne Sabuni

 

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