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How are roads classified in Kenya? See the classes of roads

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Friday, September 9th, 2022 at 2:11 PM (EAT)

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How are roads classified in Kenya? See the classes of roads

KeNHA is a statutory body established under the Kenya Roads Act of 2007 and inaugurated in September 2008. It is responsible for the development, rehabilitation, management and maintenance of all National Trunk Roads comprising Class S, A and B roads.

Road classification in Kenya takes into account the function the road serves i.e.

  1. If the Road serves as a link between centres of international importance, crossing international boundaries or terminating at international ports are Class A roads or (International Trunk Roads)
  2. If the road links nationally important centres, principal towns or urban centres are Class B roads or (National Trunk Roads)
  3. A road that links provincially important centres to each other or to higher class roads are Class C roads or (Primary Roads)
  4. If a road links locally important centres to each other or to a more important centre, or to a higher class road it is a class D Road or (Secondary Roads)
  5. Any road link to a minor centre, market or local center is a Class E Road or (Minor Roads)

Other Classes of road as per usage (Special Roads) i.e;

  1. Forest Roads Class F Roads
  2. Roads serving Schools, Hospitals and Government Institutions Class G roads
  3. Roads leading to Coffee(Kahawa) growing areas Class K Roads
  4. Roads accessing settlement schemes Class L Roads
  5. National Park Roads Class P Roads
  6. Roads Accessing Rural areas Class R
  7. Roads Accessing Sugar growing areas Class S
  8. Roads accessing tea growing places Class T Roads
  9. Unclassified Rural Roads including those leading to areas with mineral deposits Class U Roads
  10. Roads Accessing Wheat growing areas Class W Roads


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