Kenya Urban Roads Authority
Consultancy Services for Preliminary Feasibility study, Environmental and Social Impact study and Preliminary Engineering design of Machakos and Kitui Town Roads.
CLIENT: Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA
PROJECT SPONSOR: Government of Kenya
Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) is mandated with Development, Rehabilitation and Maintenance of National Urban Trunk Roads in various counties within Kenya.
The agency strategic direction is towards a world class urban road network for sustainable development and to provide and manage quality, safe and adequate urban road network.
The Government of Kenya (GoK) mobilized resources through the Development Vote and applied a portion of the proceeds to fund the services of a consultant to carry out feasibility studies, environmental and social impacts assessments study and preliminary engineering design of Kitui and Machakos roads. The projects involved a study to establish all the necessary data and information on the engineering, economy, environmental and social aspects of upgrading the roads. This was to aid in making a decision on whether to upgrade the roads to bitumen standards and consequently source for funds.
The assignment was Consultancy Services for Preliminary Feasibility study, Environmental and Social Impact study and Preliminary Engineering design of Machakos and Kitui Town Roads. This contract was assigned to the consortium comprised of ACAL consulting and Pleng Limited with the main objective of informing the Government of Kenya (GoK) through its agency, KURA, on the engineering, economic, environmental and social aspects of upgrading the study roads.
ACAL’s Multidisciplinary team conducted traffic studies and analysis, geotechnical surveys, hydrological analysis of bridges and drainage structures, topographical surveys and geometric design of the roads, socio economic review of the areas served by the selected roads, preliminary engineering design, cost estimations, social and poverty assessment, Environmental impact assessment and safeguards, and Economic evaluation.
SCOPE OF SERVICES OFFERED
Under the consultancy the Consultant expeditiously executed the necessary tasks required in the mobilization, data collection, investigation, evaluation and up-dating all required topographic, demographic, socio-economic, agro-ecological, hydrological, environmental and other data and information of the project, traffic studies and forecasts, evaluation and analysis of all socio-economic aspects, carrying of Preliminary Engineering Design and evaluation and analysis of all technical and technological aspects, and Evaluation and analysis of all relevant financial aspects and also cost estimates. ACAL performed the following activities :