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Greater Southern Bypass, Nairobi

nairobi-projectGreater Southern Bypass, Nairobi TIMCON and partners are undertaking this feasibility Study and design study aimed at developing a greater bypass for Nairobi connecting Mombasa Road at Kautandini in Mavoko County and Naivasha Road at Mai Mahiu in Nakuru County. The prosed is approximately 188 km llong and traverses Isinya, Kiserian and Ngong. Efforts include route choice, traffic operations analysis and modelling as well as economic assessment to confirm the viability of the proposed road. Route choice analysis was supported by modelling that provided comparative travel times along the new route, and the existing route through the congested Nairobi City area. The Study confirmed the viability of the Bypass and is being designed as a two lane road generally with a four lane section at the middle section between Kiserian and Ngong to accommodate the forecasted traffic demands.

Lagos BRT Extension Road Safety Audit, Nigeria. TIMCON Director, Dr Timothy Oketch, P. Eng., recently led a Team of World Bank Experts to undertake a Road Safety Audit of the Lagos BRT Extension to Ikorodu in Lagos Nigeria. The BRT extension is located in the median of the 13.5 km road extending from Mile 12 terminus to Ikorodu Town. . Footbridges are provided at the major stations to transfer passengers from the median to curb sides of the roadway. It has nine terminals and stops. The audit identified pedestrian and vehicle conflicts, inadequate crossing opportunities for pedestrians leading to a high number of pedestrian fatalities. It recommended improved pedestrian crossings and a host of other measures to enhance safety of pedestrian and BRT passengers in the corridor