The Government has announced a new plan to construct a second bridge across Mombasa’s Tudor Creek. The move is intended to help de-congest the island and provide an additional link to North Coast which is currently accessed by the four lane Nyali Bridge. Built in the early 1980s, the bridge can no longer adequately cater for the town’s increased traffic. The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) has announced that experts are already on the ground carrying out a feasibility study to be completed in July 2015.
This will then pave way for the procurement process to identify the most suited contractor, a process that could take about 12 months. Actual construction is therefore scheduled for next year in the ambitious venture fronted by the Government and the county government through a public private partnership (PPP).
Deloitte Consulting Ltd will be the transaction advisors leading a consortium of firms and will carry out a six-month study to determine the exact site of the bridge, length, cost, settlement of those to be displaced and environmental concerns.
The firm will be a leading advisor on feasibility studies, legal, environmental and financial processes until the project is fully developed. The private sector is scheduled to finance the project and will recoup its funds from Government or project users. The existing Nyali Bridge was constructed through a loan, of