President Uhuru Kenyatta early Saturday launched of the expansion of Mombasa’s Port Reitz -Moi International Airport access road in Changamwe.
The President said the new road will open up the Port of Mombasa to the world once ongoing construction is complete.
“The construction of Port Reitz-Moi International Airport Road will in a very significant way open up the Port of Mombasa” President said through his official twitter handle before he commissioned the project.
The ksh 6 billion road expansion project linking Changamwe to the busy Moi international airport in Mombasa is seen as the key to unlock traffic snarl ups that have characterized the stretch.
The project funded jointly by Government and Trademark East Africa TMEA is also expected to reduce truck operating costs along the transport route, to and from Kipevu West Container Terminal.
Kenya National Highway Authority with the support of Trademark East Africa is spearheading the upgrade of the Moi Airport access road and Port Reitz road from a single carriageway into a dual carriageway in order to provide the Kipevu West Container Terminal with a link to the Mombasa – Nairobi road.
It will reduce the time it takes to enter and exit the port gates by opening up the new gate 22 serving Kipevu West.
This will accommodate approximately 30% of the traffic from the existing terminal.