The Government has begun the construction of 7km Juja road, connecting Juja town to Juja Farm in Kalimoni Ward; at a cost of Sh3.9 billion.
As reported by the star, the project – set for completion in May next year, will be implemented by H.Young Construction Company and will be funded by the government through Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA).
In the first phase of the project, the road will stretch all the way to Mastoo area. While the second phase of the project– which is set to commence in June next year, will cross over to Gatuanyaga in Thika East.
The project was officially commissioned on Tuesday, by the State Department of Infrastructure PS, Paul Maringa and Kiambu County Governor James Nyoro. The road is a major by-pass through Ma-Store, Athi, and Gatuanyaga in Thika.
While addressing the press during the occasion, the PS stated that the road was part of the 35km roads (Sh30 billion MauMau road project) being tarmacked from Gatundu to Juja and Gatuanyaga to open up the region.
He further explained that the government will first construct the 7km Juja Farm road, then in the next budget, it would extend the construction to the remaining 28km through to Komo, Githima and Garissa Highway.
Mid last year, the same project was launched at a cost of Sh280 million, by the county government but never kicked off.
Other roads being constructed in the Sub County are: extension of Kenyatta Road– at a cost of 1 billion and tarmacking of Bob Harris Road costing the same amount.