The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has announced tenders to construct the 53 Km road project from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to Rironi. The project while being designed and supervised by KeNHA is funded by the World Bank. The road is divided into three sections: JKIA-Likoni Road Junction at the Southern Bypass
Interchange; Likoni Road Junction-James Gichuru Road Junction near ABC Place on Waiyaki Way and the James Gichuru Road Junction-Rironi section.
The project entails building a dual carriageway from JKIA, passing through Likoni Road and linking James Gichuru Road to Rironi on the Nairobi-Nakuru highway. The road is set to have a dedicated Rapid Bus Transit lane from JKIA to Kikuyu.
The KeNHA General Manager David Muchilwa has said that they had to find a better way of moving people through a well-organised bus system using dedicated lanes, and thus they came up with the Rapid Bus Transit system, a faster and efficient way of moving people.
Rapid Bus Transit lanes will also be included alongside interchanges at intersections on Popo-Kapiti, Langata-Lusaka, Bunyala road, Rhapta and James Gichuru road.
The final stretch from James Gichuru to Rironi will have additional lanes on both sides and space will be left in the middle of the road for a future bus rapid transit system.