Expansion works on the Kisumu–Kakamega–Kitale road are expected to begin October this year. The road which dissects Kakamega and Bungoma counties crossing the great Northern road in Webuye will be expanded to a dual carriage.
The expansion of the road is considered critical for the economic growth of Kakamega County as well as to help ease traffic flow on the busy road. The contract is said to have already been awarded to three contractors.
Each contractor will work on a given section of the road. One will build the road between Kisumu and Kakamega, the other one will build between Kakamega and Webuye while the third one will deal with the final section between Webuye and Kitale.
The project being financed by World Bank and the government will cost Sh10 billion.
There has been ongoing road expansion works in urban cities like the 5.5 km long dual carriageway from Jogoo Road stretching to Juja Road and other repair works on the roads. The aim is to ease access and exit from the major cities.