Intercontinental Consultants and Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) have been selected by government to advise on implementation of a tolling system along Nairobi-Thika Superhighway, Nairobi–Mombasa highway and Nairobi-Nakuru highway. The two firms are expected to carry out feasibility studies on the proposed public-private partnership in a move towards operation and maintenance of major roads.
PWC has been contracted to begin the exercise at Nairobi-Thika Superhighway while Intercontinental will advise the State on development, operation and maintenance of both Nairobi-Nakuru and the Nairobi-Mombasa highways.
According to the implementation plan, motorists using the superhighway may start paying toll fee by late next year. Other roads such as the 28 kilometres Southern Bypass will also be included in the plan.
Kenya National Highways Authority (KenHA) will be the implementing agency for the project set to commence late next year and early 2017.
Ongoing major road maintenance activity in the country will be a driving force among investors and foreigners from in and outside the country. This will help in creating important connections that will boost Kenya’s economy in the long term.
On March 17, 2015, KURA called for bids for the periodic and routine maintenance of 30km of roads across the country to be taken up by disadvantaged persons.