The Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport (LAPSSET) corridor project was intended to link Lamu Port to South Sudan via a Lamu-Garissa-Isiolo-Lokichar-Juba highway and to southern parts of Ethiopia via the Isiolo-Moyale road, which is partly in place (Merille River-Moyale). The Lamu port was predicated mainly on new business opportunities from the neighboring South Sudan and Ethiopia and also from the counties along the LAPSSET corridor. The road link infrastructure, also called the Port access road, seeks to feed and evacuate cargo from the new berth is now almost complete before an EIA licence has been issued. The 9 km dual carriageway link road was commissioned in March 2019 jointly by the LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority (LCDA) and the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) through a presidential directive to ensure infrastructure is in place for early cargo evacuation from the port as indicated by LCDA. The road construction, costing approximately Kshs. 2.1 Billion, was expected to be completed within 20-months. The left hand carriage way currently stands complete whereas the right hand carriageway is ongoing. The road features a roundabout, turning lane, service road, pedestrian lane on both sides, and streetlight all the way to the junction, parking area and waiting bay for trucks.