The construction of the Kwale – Kinango road at the Coast will begin in three weeks’ time.
The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has announced.
The delays had been occasioned by challenges of clearing imported equipment at the port and hitches with Kenya Forest Service officers.
The contractor, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation said he will fast track the works for residents enjoy the benefits of improved connectivity.
The 29km road project is expected to be complete by 2024.
Once complete, the road will boost growth of markets like Kwakadogo, Kinagoni and Vigurungani.
According to KeNHA Coast Regional Director, Engineer Eric Wambua, the expansion of the road network in Kwale and other coastal counties would greatly boost economic activities and spur development.
He was speaking while presenting a report on the status of road projects in the area during the Regional Development Implementation Coordination Committee Meeting Chaired by Coast Regional Commissioner, John Elungata, at Kenya School of Government Auditorium in Mombasa.
Engineer Wambua said that the project will bring transformation in the county besides opening the hinterland and speeding up rural development.
He said KeNHA is alive to the economic impact of tarmac roads in the region and added that other road projects completed in the area include the tarmacking of Lunga-Lunga-Vanga, Milalani-Shimba Hills and Kanana-Shimoni roads.
Wambua said the tarmacking of the roads will be a huge economic incentive to Kwale County and will in the long run greatly boost economic activities at the urban centers.
“Massive investment by the National Government on the improvement of urban road network would significantly boost investment and the tourism sector in the region,” he said.