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KURA takes advanced traffic tech to Mombasa – Weekly Citizen

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The county government of Mombasa and Kenya  Urban Roads Authority (KURA) have partnered to deliver an Intelligent Transport System to modernize traffic management in the region.

A meeting between Mombasa governor Sharrif Nassir and a high-powered team from KURA led by director general Eng. Silas Kinoti revealed a raft of projects earmarked for implementation through partnership between the road’s agency and the regional county government.

Eng. Kinoti (left) and Guv Nassir

“We paid a courtesy call to the governor and discussed areas of collaboration such as the Intelligent Transport System and Mombasa Bus Rapid Transport’’, Kinoti noted.

Governor Nassir vowed to work closely with the agency adding that KURA is particularly relevant in the urban setting of Mombasa County.

Imperatively, Mombasa which is the second largest city in Kenya becomes the second to benefit from Intelligent Transport System after Nairobi.

Kinoti had held a similar meeting with Nairobi governor Johnstone Sakaja during which he reiterated that KURA will help in expanding the use of technology to manage traffic better in the capital city, including identifying and fining offenders.

Discussion surrounding the implementation of 2nd and 3rd Nyali Bridge also took center stage during the Mombasa meeting.

For starters, implementation of 2nd Nyali Bridge is considered crucial since it will play a major role in decongesting the existing Nyali Bridge and its surrounding areas.

It will provide an alternative route between Mombasa and the Mombasa North Coast Mainland which have expanded rapidly over the past decades leading to more traffic across the City.

‘’ The existing road network in Mombasa was not designed to sustain the current traffic volumes, and this has led to significant congestion in and around the island’’, KURA report states.



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