In order to ease traffic congestion on the roads, the government will eliminate more than 60 T-road junctions in Nairobi.
T-junctions have been identified as a major cause of traffic in the city and will be replaced with acceleration and deceleration lanes.
Acceleration lanes allows cars joining the main road to speed up to match flow of traffic while deceleration lanes exits cars to slow at a safe speed and make either left or right turn at an intersection without affecting traffic flow.
“Government has set aside Sh 2 billion in the 2014/2015 national budget for this construction. All contractors constructing roads in the city and its environs should have completed their work by August,” Transport and Infrastructure Principal Secretary John Mosonik retaliated.
He added that Langata-Bomas road, a two-lane dual carriage with an underpass at Bomas junction will be expanded at a cost of Sh2.6billion.
While that of Ngong Road from All Saints Cathedral connecting to Adams Arcade will cost Sh 15 billion. All roads will have pedestrian walkways, footbridges and cycle tracks to ease pedestrian movements and avoid accidents.