Eastleigh Roads Rehabilitation
The on-going rehabilitation of Second Eastleigh Avenue is set to be completed by end of October, 2012. The contractor has already done 80 per cent of the works with sections already completed. Drainage and culvert systems are about 90% complete while street lighting is on-going. Eastleigh 2nd Avenue is undertaken by Northern Construction at the sum of Kshs. 173million and the works started in 28th October, 2011.
The scope of the works involve strengthening of the existing bituminous lanes with asphalt concrete overlay or Cabro blocks on carriageway, construction of footpaths on either side of the road and street lighting as other additional components as well storm water drainage.
Cabro blocks are placed in parts of the carriageway susceptible to sewer spillage during the rainy season. It is notable that Eastleigh is experiencing acute stress in services due to increased Development that is not commensurate to the facilities like sewer line leading to overflow at the slight downpour. Apart from narrow sewage system, Eastleigh is also facing a major problem of garbage disposal.
Under Vision 2030, the Government has identified Eastleigh as a future Business and Commercial hub while Upper Hill as the financial hub of the East African Region. It is intended that these upgrading of the Roads will spur economic activity and decongest the Nairobi Central Business District (NCBD) while attracting investment.
Other roads under construction include General Waruinge and Ist Eastleigh Avenue. These are the major roads linking this part of the city to Juja Road and Outer Ring Roads as well as City Centre. The three roads form the first Phase of the planned 18km roads to be upgraded and rehabilitated in Eastleigh over the coming years. This will see this part of the City experience unprecedented growth in Business. They are currently under construction by H. Young & Company Ltd at a cost of KShs.252Million and expected to be completed in August, 2013.
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