First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
Dissatisfaction has been expressed in Kenya over the increased cost for the highway upgrade connecting capital Nairobi with its international airport. The new highway link will cost nearly US$584 million, instead of the $376 million originally anticipated. The link has had to be redesigned and will now feature a number of flyover sections and underpasses instead of being elevated for the entire 43.5km stretch between the airport and Rironi. The new highway section will be tolled and will connect Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) with the main highway between Nairobi and Nakuru. Included in the project will be an upgrade of the Airport South Road to dual carriageway status. Financing is being provided by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Bank.