Parents are delighted that their kids crossing from Umoja Estate to Buruburu are not in danger anymore as Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) completes the footbridge at Mutindwa junction, on outer ring road.
Though the footbridge is not fully complete, as the covers and mesh to protect pedestrian from elements and from falling over respectively, are yet to be put in place.
The footbridge which was constructed at cost of Ksh. 80 million has made it safer for those who cross at the Mutindwa stage into and from Buruburu.
Parents are relieved that they can now send their kids to school unaccompanied without fear of them getting knocked down by cars using the route.
Over the past month, there have been cases of minor accidents on this section of the road, involving cars.
KURA removed speed bumps from the road, last Friday, after the footbridge was opened.
Traffic police were also on standby to redirect people to use the footbridge.
Works on 11 footbridges along Outer Ring Road started in April last year (2018) in a move aimed at reducing pedestrian fatalities.
The project will cost Kshs. 880 when complete.
The contract to construct the footbridges was given to a Chinese company Sinohydro Tianjin Engineering Limited.
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