Phase three of Dongo Kundu bypass almost complete

Dongo Kundu bypass plaque. Phase three of the bypass is already at 70 percent./Hillary Makokha

Package 3 of Dongo Kundu bypass launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta in October 2019 is 70 % completed.

Speaking to the press at the construction site, Project Engineer deputy director at KeNHA Samuel Ogege confirmed that the remaining work will be completed by March 2021.

Package 3 which is the Mombasa port area development project was constructed at sh.4bn and links the Northern corridor with the southern part and is also connected to Mombasa Gateway Bridge.

Ogege said that the road is 7km long and is a four lane road.

“All the critical works which would have been slowed down by rainfall is completed and the road will also connect to Mombasa special zone,” he said.

Ogege also said that they had already completed the construction of package one which is from Miritini to Kipevu.

“The construction of package 2 is about 15% complete and it crosses two creeks namely Mwache and Tsunza, it has three bridges,” said Ogege.

The three bridges to be constructed are 1.4km, 6.6km and 6.9km long.

Dongo Kundu project which is meant to decongest the Likoni ferry and also connect to a special economic zone was financed by the government of Japan and Kenya.

According to KeNHA Package two is still behind because construction began early this year and it is expected to be completed in four years time.

“The main challenge with package 2 is land compensation we are yet to compensate about 300 people which will cost 2 billion shillings,” said Ogege.

He also said that most of the construction work is at the sea and materials have already arrived from Japan and China.

Package two is about 10Km and it will cost sh.22 billion.