The government is set to begin the construction of Kshs. 82 billion Mombasa Gate Bridge in June 2021.
Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia has said the 1.4 km long bridge will be a long-term solution to easing traffic along the busy Likoni channel.
The Transport CS who was inspecting the nearly complete 800 meters long, Liwatoni footbridge said the construction of the Mombasa Gate Bridge will take four years to implement and targets to boost economy and tourism in the coastal region upon completion.
The entire construction project will displace a total of 1,201 housing structures and will be implemented by the Kenya National Highway Authority.
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The Kshs. 1.9 billion Liwatoni footbridge will be commissioned by President Uhuru Kenyatta in January 2021.
The construction works are currently at 92% complete and what is remaining is the construction of the 100 meters long floating infrastructure that will be opening when ships are approaching the channel.
CS Macharia has further allayed security fears saying, security measures have been put in place and the footbridge will be managed by KPA and KeNHA.
The bridge is expected to cut the time it takes to cross the channel by 70%.
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