The Nairobi Expressway has been declared a toll road through a gazette notice signed by Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development, and Public Works, James Macharia.
A toll road is a public or private road for which a fee is charged on motorists using the passage. This road pricing is typically implemented to help recoup the costs of road construction and maintenance.
The Nairobi Expressway dual road, with Class A standard, connects the Mlolongo with James Gichuru Road along the A8 National Road. All these connections will be toll roads with immediate effect, said the gazette notice, dated 31st December 2020
The Expressway begins at Mlolongo to JKIA, Nairobi’s CBD and ends at Westlands along Waiyaki Way. The list of motor vehicles that will be exempted from paying the toll fee on this road and other similar ones include ambulances, police and military vehicles.
Cost and nature of road project
Preliminary works on Nairobi Expressway have commenced. Main construction activities on the 27.1 Km project are scheduled for July 2020 with December 2022 as the set completion date.
According to the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) Director-General, Engineer Peter Mundinia, this project is a public-private partnership (PPP).
The road project was launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta in October last year.
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