H Young & Co. (E.A.) Ltd

Client DIRECTOR GENERAL, KENYA URBAN ROADS AUTHORITY BARABARA PLAZA-JKIA, OFF AIRPORT SOUTH ROAD ALONG MAZAO ROAD OPPOSITE AVIATION HOUSE P.O BOX 41727-00100 NAIROBI, KENYA  
Completion date AUGUST 2019
Project Value KES 3,069,710,044.31 (US$ 35,008,502.56) (€ 25,724,588.86)  
Major works executed comprised mainly of Construction of a World Bank financed 20.5 km Western and Eastern Bypass in Meru to bitumen standard. 50mm Finish type 50mm AC Type 1. Construction of a dual carriageway in a semi-urban area that consisted of complete new alignment. There was massive concrete works that consisted of 5 major structures i.e an Overpass(2no.), Underpass(1no.), Bridge-3 span(1no.) and bridge-1 span (1no.). Major excavations and backfilling works were carried out at the major structures. There were also numerous existing water lines within the road corridor that were relocated.

Major quantities

  • Length of road – 21.2 km dual
  • Earthworks
    • Fill in soft – 254,000.00m3
    • Rockfill – 95,000 m3
    • Cut to spoil – 97,000m3
    • Excavation for structures – 35,000m3
  • Road subbase & base (Natural gravel, stabilized 88,000.00m3
  • 50mm Asphalt Concrete – 10,000.00m3
  • Concrete – 18,200.00 m3
  • Reinforcement – 1,350 tons
  • Structural steel – 170 tons
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  • Major Bridges and Concrete Structures
  • Kathita West Bridge which is a 50 metres, 3 span Concrete and steel composite bridge with upto 15m high abutments/piers, 40m long x 15m high wingwalls/ retaining wall (Concrete amount 5,000m3)
  • Kathika East Bridge which is a 20metre, single span composite bridge with 15metre high abutments (Concrete quantity – 1000m3)