Relief as erection of footbridges on Thika Superhighway commences
Pedestrians and motorists who use Thika Superhighway have a reason to smile after the government advertised for designs of four footbridges to be erected on the busy highway.
In paid adverts in local dailies on Thursday, the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has announced that the four footbridges will be set up at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS), Garden City Mall, Witeithie and Mang’u.
At the Witeithie, KSMS and Garden City spots, motorists have to endure huge traffic jams due to bumps, which were put up to enable pedestrians cross the 12-lane road safely.
Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko had sued Kenha seeking to compel them to remove the bumps.
Other areas like Mang’u lack bumps, which makes it accident prone for pedestrians.
Majority of the road accidents that take place along the road are partly due to the proliferation of residential developments around those areas.
The construction will come as a relief to residents along the main road who have had to risk their lives crossing the highway.