B8 road (Kenya)
|Length:||275 mi (443 km)|
|Counties:||Coast Province, Mombasa District, Malindi District|
|Roads in Kenya|
The B8 is a major highway in Kenya's Coast Province, connecting Mombasa to Garissa. The section between Mombasa and Malindi is popularly referred to as the Mombasa-Malindi road, whilst the section between Malindi and Garissa is popularly referred to as the Malindi-Garissa road.
The road employs a single-carriageway system that is subject to the country's national speed limit of 80 kilometres per hour (50 mph). In 2006, the Kenyan Government budgeted KSh2 billion (almost £16 million GBP in 2008) to resurface the 113-kilometre (70 mi) section between Mombasa and Malindi, with two firms undertaking the project - each working on half of the road.
In Mombasa, the B8 road connects to two other major roads: the A109 (to Nairobi) and the A14 (towards the Tanzanian border). In Garissa, the B8 road meets the B3 leading to Nairobi and the Somalian border.
The following towns, listed from south towards north, are located along the highway: