The roads connecting the Inland Container Depot (ICD) are being developed under the last-mile project to ease the movement of cargo from the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) to other parts of the country.
Currently ongoing is the construction of the ICD Nairobi Road A which adopts the standard of Kenya class B National Highway.
With a total length of 3.8 KM, the road connects the Western entrance of ICD Nairobi and connects to the Southern Bypass interchange at Ole Sereni.
“Upon completion, the road will enhance the last-mile movement of cargo brought to the ICD Nairobi via the Madaraka Express Freight trains, facilitating the seamless movement of cargo,” Transport CS James Macharia revealed during an inspection tour of the road.
The road also facilitates the movement of cargo to Naivasha onwards to the Rift Valley and to the border town of Malaba.
The other roads under the last-mile project are Road B which links the ICD to the Eastern Bypass and Road L which connects Road B to the ICD as well. Road 4 connects ICD to Mombasa Road at Libra house.
The access roads have reduced congestion as explained by CS Macharia who stated that prior to the road project, trucks would queue for kilometres.
The dualling of the roads has enabled the trailers to queue in an orderly manner and for efficient service
In addition to reducing congestion, the access roads connect to the wider bypasses around Nairobi including the Northern Bypass and the Western Bypass.
The roads will also link to the Nairobi Expressway in the grand design to facilitate transport around Nairobi.
Inland Container Depot Nairobi, owned and operated by Kenya Ports Authority and linked by Rail with Mombasa port provides shippers with dry port facilities in the commercial heart of the country and it was established in 1984.
The spacious yard of 29 hectares located in the Industrial area off Mombasa Road on ICD Road.