gauff.com begins Nairobi Intelligent Transport System (ITS)
gauff.com has officially begun the implementation of Nairobi County Intelligent Transport System (ITS) project with a kick-off meeting attended by key stakeholders in Nairobi on 12th January 2017. The Contract with the implementing agency Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) was signed in December 2016, the benefiting institution being Nairobi City County (NCC). Government of the Republic of Kenya (GoK) and the World Bank (WB) fund the Project under the National Urban Transport Improvement Programme (NUTRIP).
gauff.com with Gauff Ingenieure- JBG and PB-Consult GmbH (GER) is implementing the project in association with WYG International (UK) and Schlothauer & Wauer GmbH (GER).
The objective of this project is to develop a modern ITS for Nairobi County that will reduce congestion and accidents and provide a tool for the Nairobi City to better manage the transportation network. To accomplish this objective the consultant under this assignment will have the following responsibilities:
- Preparing a plan for ITS installations and associated civil works
- Designing the ITS and associated civil works to a specified preliminary level of detail for final design by ITS and civil works contractors
- Preparing bidding documents for the ITS system and associated civil works
- Assisting the client in the bidding and evaluation process for selecting the ITS and civil works contractors
- Assisting the client in reviewing the final designs of these contractors
- Supervising the work of the ITS and civil works contractors
- Providing oversight and monitoring of the installed ITS system including capacity building
The project is the first of its kind in the region providing an integrated approach to Urban Traffic Management covering 3E approach (Engineering, Education and Enforcement) and close coordination between traffic management institutions including Traffic Police and Road Safety Agency. It will also incorporate comprehensive traffic control technologies such as traffic signals, road markings and road signs and further enforcement measures such as red light violation and speed enforcement system with an Integrated Traffic Management Centre (TMC).
The project shall be implemented in two phases; Phase I involving planning and design and Phase II involving Implementation Supervision including oversight and monitoring of the ITS and associated civil works. The initial phase shall involve installation of traffic lights and associated civil work and ITS elements on about 100 intersections including a Traffic Management Centre (TMC).
An important key component of the project involves capacity building and technology transfer involving training Client’s personnel in design and planning and supply and training on use of software modelling tools, installation of ITS department at NCC and also experience sharing in other countries.
Read a press release on constructionreviewonline:https://constructionreviewonline.com/2017/01/german-firm-wins-contract-to-design-and-implement-a-smart-traffic-system-in-nairobi-kenya/