Frequent question: How are roads classified in Kenya?

Road classification in Kenya takes into account the function the road serves i.e. In addition there are other Classes of road as per usage (Special Roads) i.e; Forest Roads Class F Roads. Roads serving Schools, Hospitals and Government Institutions Class G roads.

How many types of roads are there in Kenya?


Class Description Total (in km)
B National Trunk Roads 2,645
C Primary Roads 7,857
D Secondary Roads 10,721
E Minor Roads 26,649

How are road ways classified?

The road system within urban areas are classified as urban roads. … Generally the urban roads other than the express ways are classified as : Arterial Roads. Sub- Arterial Roads.

What are the 6 types of roads?

Types of roads

  • Expressways.
  • National highways.
  • State highways.
  • District roads.
  • Rural roads.
  • Border roads.
  • Congestion.
  • Fatalities.

What is the standard size of a road in Kenya?

The common road sizes (road carriageway plus road reserve) are nine metres, 12m, 15m, 18m, 25m and 30m depending on the opinion of the physical planner and local authority’s town planning department.

What are the four major types of roads?

Classification for design – FOUR main road types ?

  • regional roads (my “highways”)
  • urban roads (my “streets”)
  • rural roads (these could perhaps be described as low speed, low volume roads used both for movement and for access)
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What are the three main classifications of roadways?

The functional classification system groups highways into three basic categories identified as (1) arterial, with two subclasses of “principal” and “minor”, with the primary function to provide through movement of traffic; (2) collector, with the function of supplying a combination of through movement and access to …

Which type of road is best?

WBM Roads

WBM roads provide better performance compared to earthen, gravel, murrum, and kankar roads. WBM roads are laid as layers of about 10cm thickness of each layer. They are very rough and may disintegrate immediately under traffic.

What are normal roads called?

Highways are usually one-or two-lane roads. Unlike on interstates, driveways and other roads are able to connect with highways and traffic signals control the flow of vehicles. Highways typically have a higher speed limit that other roads in the area, usually between fifty and sixty-five miles per hour.

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