The rehabilitation and extension of the Northern Corridor will speed up the economic development and regional integration of the member countries of the East African Community. The road section from Mombasa town to Mariakani is the first part of this corridor and a major feeder to the Mombasa Port. Due to the significant increase of traffic, the 41 km will have to be extended from 2 lanes to 4 to 6 lanes and will have to be improved with intersections, pedestrian bridges and underpasses as well as mitigation activities for social and environmental purposes.
The EU-AITF Investment grant will be utilised to (i) finance several works including axle weight control facilities, social mitigation measures, consulting services and investments (sidewalks, foot bridges, street lighting and truck stop), climate proved drainage works and to (ii) strengthen KeNHA’s overload control strategy, thereby increasing the sustainability of the project. The contract for consulting services has been signed.