The tendering process for a key stretch of highway is underway in Kenya at present, attracting strong interest. The US$246.5 million project is the second phase of the upgrade for the Dongo Kundu bypass, with the work expected to take 36 months to complete and construction scheduled to commence in August 2018. The first phase of the project has been carried out by the Chinese contractor CCECC. The route is being improved to dual carriageway status, with two lanes in either direction, which will boost its capacity and safety. Included in the package of works will be the construction of two bridges, installing traffic control technology and replanting a mangrove forest.