THE CAPACITY IMPROVEMENT OF THE KENYATTA ROAD TO MULTI CARRIAGEWAY (6 LANES)
Pursuant to the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS III), 2018 and the Transport Master Plan, 2018, the Malawi Vision 2063, 2021 which are recent policy documents that articulates issues related to both economic growth and development in the Transport Sector, the Government of the Republic of Malawi is expanding the Kenyatta road from a single carriageway to a multi carriageway (6 lanes) in the City of Lilongwe.
Reduction in Travel Time
Once the project is completed it will reduce travel time between Lilongwe Old Town and City Centre. Currently it takes about 1 hour to travel between the two places and the journey would take less than 10 minutes.
Reduction in vehicle Operating Costs
Due to reduced travel time, vehicle operating costs would be greatly reduced in terms of wear and tear and usage of fuel.
Enhanced Road Safety for all road users
With the introduction of a dedicated lane for cyclists and a separate pedestrian walkway road safety for all road users will be enhanced and will result in the reduction of accidents between motorised and non-motorised traffic.
Direct employment during construction
Many people will be employed during the implementation of the project.