The expansion of thika road, considered the busiest highway in east africa, is now complete and the highway has been officially opened. Thika superhighway intersection for efficient flow of traffic. The government of kenya is scheduled to officially commission the thika superhighway this week following the completion of the ksh 31 billion reconstruction project that kicked off in january 2009. Thika superhighway class s road is currently a bituminous road comprising of, on average, 6 lanes on the main carriageway and 4 lanes on the service road and is generally in good condition. The sh27 billion project, which kicked off in april 2009, is part of an elaborate plan to decongest city traffic and will involve changing the road from a four to eightlane superhighway. But the road by all standards an engineering showpiece overshot its budget by sh4.
Some of the scientific principles that we only read about in books like. The nairobithika highway is one of three major corridors linking downtown nairobi to the suburbs and satellite towns. Photo file unknown to most motorists using the thika super highway is that the kenya national highways authority kenha offers free towing, evacuation and ambulance. Nairobithika superhighway, kenya global transport update. Why you must keep off lanes marked only brt on thika. The thika road forms 50 km of the a2 highway, which is part of the cape to. Matatu routes that have been licensed by the transport licensing. Thika road will from today have one lane dedicated for use by public service vehicles, transport cabinet secretary james macharia has said. Thika road mall is the new business hub along the thika superhighway in nairobi.
Thika road mall is located in roysambu area, approximately 5kms from nairobi city centre. Garden city mall developer to build a new business complex. On the occasion of the official opening of nairobithika superhighway, 9th november, 2012 the african development bank president, donald kaberuka, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, i am indeed very pleased to officially open the nairobithika superhighway. The 50km nairobithika superhighway, described by kenyas president mwai kibaki as a source of national pride during its launch on november 9, covers an area that lies within the nairobi metropolitan and central province, including large sections of the city and thika district. Chinese companies are building a superhighway in kenya to help expand the economy. The road traverses kasarani, githurai, ruiru, juja and ends at thika river bridge in thika district. The thika superhighway was described as a source of national pride by former president mwai kibaki during its official inauguration back in november 2012. Did you know motorists should get free towing on thika. Thika road to have lane dedicated to matatus cs macharia. Afdb funded thika highway continues to impact kenyan lives. Photos show why uhurus outer ring road will dwarf kibakis thika superhighway. Nairobithika superhighway verdict traffic road traffic technology. Explore 1,060 listings for land for sale in thika kenya at best prices. Files are available under licenses specified on their description page.
The longstanding partnership between the african development bank afdb and the government of kenya to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth has produced excellent results. The nairobi metropolitan area transport authority namata, on thursday, april 5, started marking a section of thika superhighway, which will be used by highcapacity buses, ambulances and visiting dignitaries such as presidents, prime ministers, and monarchs, among. Institutions that enforce road traffic regulations have not done enough to apply. Assume a kenyan government agency is seeking the services of a professional to undertake a road safety audit for the thika superhighway. Accident data shows that over the past five years more than 700 accidents occurred on the nairobi thika road of. Thika superhighway is an 8lane road that runs from the capital city to the pineapple rich town of thika. As part of this joint work, kara held a series of focus group discussions fgds for residents and users of the highway, along with a stakeholder meeting and public forum.
The project, whose construction started on march 28, 2018 will be funded by uk private equity fund actis. Construction of footbridges on thika superhighway kicks off. Thika superhighway is nearing completion with the few completed sections making one feel proud to be a kenyan. What are the economic benefits of thika superhighway. The section in the cbd has two lanes most of the way and is in fair condition which may require immediate strengthening. Thika road is an 8lane controlledaccess highway in kenya, with 12 lanes in some sections.
Some motorists, pedestrians breaking rules on thika superhighway. Photos show why uhurus outer ring road will dwarf kibaki. This page was last edited on 17 august 2018, at 17. Thika superhighway sets pace for roads of the future. After thika superhighway, mombasa to also get a superhighway.
The sh27 billion project will also include construction of interchanges, flyovers, box culverts, and standard pipe culverts. To estimate the travel cost, find the trip cost from nairobi cbd to garden estate thika road via thika road superhighway. The 50km nairobi thika superhighway, described by kenyas president mwai kibaki as a source of national pride during its launch on november 9, covers an area that lies within the nairobi metropolitan and central province, including large sections of the city and thika district. Connecting nairobi to thika, the 50 kilometre, eight lane highway was a first of its kind in kenya. Introduction the government of kenya gok has solicited the financial assistance of the bank for the rehabilitation and upgrading of the nairobi thika highway. The fgds, stakeholder meeting, and public forum provided a platform for the public to give. Thika road is one of the major road networks in kenya classified as a. This is how thika road looked like in early 1900 photos. The 50 kilometer superhighway is an ultramodern eightlane showcase, the first of its kind in eastern africa region. The nairobi thika road is a dualcarriageway highway of about 45 km.
It was the most daring undertaking for the country, being the only infrastructural network of its kind in. It is also responsible for standard and design manual and matters relating to road reserves and control of access. Map from nairobi cbd to garden estate thika road via thika. The ministry of transport has set aside a lane on thika superhighway to be used by highcapacity buses in decongestion efforts. Kenha to ease thika road traffic with new footbridges. According to police and witnesses, the accident happened after the driver of a lorry carrying construction materials lost. Thika superhighway set for commissioning on friday. Thika superhighway to get facelift to reduce accidents. A case study of nairobithika superhighway semantic scholar. Before plans for thika superhighway had been drawn, few would have imagined that this grand infrastructure project, one of the key planks of kenyas vision 2030, would lead to a complete. Black spots, nairobithika superhighway, road crash, road safety, traffic accidents. Explore 156 listings for plots for sale in nairobi thika road at best prices. File, standard the kenya national highways authority kenha on sunday, march 25, began installing speed limit and other directional signs along the thika superhighway in.
Construction work has kicked off on four additional footbridges on the thika superhighway in nairobi, kenya. Due to the successful completion of the road, commuters are enjoying faster, reliable, comfortable and more affordable journeys. This road is an important commercial and transport corridor serving the. Thika road mall trm in nairobi houses over 50 renowned brands and the first ever 5 d theatre in kenya. The highway safety manual hsm defines safety as the. Seven people have died after a multiple pileup involving four vehicles on the thika superhighway. The transformation of the road from nairobi to thika town into a super highway is one of. Thika road construction project, which kicked off in april 2009, is now complete and the new superhighway has been officially opened. Matthew gray gubler sonya curry rest in peace messages and quotes kcpe 20192020. The thika super highway is now complete, and president kibaki is set to open it officially on friday. Road superhighway and eastern bypass of the nairobi.
Traffic demand on this road is almost twice the existing capacity. About thika road thika road, also known as the thika superhighway, is a major highway that links nairobi to the industrial town of thika. Along eastern bypass after exiting thika superhighway at exit 11 a one stop directory for businesses, recreation, places of worship, educational, industries information. Department of civil, construction and environmental engineering projects. Motorists are headed for an easy ride on thika superhighway as the government moves to construct pedestrian crossing facilities. Thika superhighwaynairobis modern infrastructural network.
The eightlane highway is 50km long, starting from nairobi and running up to the outskirts of thika. This controlled access highway connects nairobi to moyale town, which is on the kenyaethiopia border. The thika road forms 50 km of the a2 highway, which is part of the cape to cairo road. The highway capacity manual 2000 gives some possible causes of congestion may include 1. Most major causes of road accidents along road have been linked to failure of motorist to abide by the traffic rules and regulations. Currently, the superhighway has 18 existing footbridges and the additional four will enhance safety of pedestrians when speed bumps are removed. Afdb funded thika highway continues to impact kenyan lives five years on. Kibaki to officially open thika superhighway daily nation. Kenya nairobi thika highway improvement project african.
The kenyan president mwai kibaki officially inaugurated the. It links the capital city of nairobi with the industrial town of thika. To find the map for the shortest distance from nairobi cbd to garden estate thika road via thika road superhighway, please enter the source and destination and then select the shortest option in the mode dropdown. It is being anticipated that the superhighway will help kenya in realising its objective of attaining the status of a middleincome country by. You can see the distance from thika super highway to nairobi. All structured data from the file and property namespaces is available under the creative commons cc0 license. The government has designated one lane on the thika superhighway for public service vehicles psv to help decongest nairobi city. Mombasa, kenyas second biggest city, will soon have its first ever superhighway.143 890 960 486 541 832 644 1290 674 1549 376 145 998 1018 1186 703 1235 1545 729 756 949 368 1317 813 641 1372 115 1160 7 207 607