The US$ 560 Million Nairobi Expressway project will be completed by February next year, ahead of an earlier timeline of September 2022. Upon completion, Nairobi Expressway is expected to cut time spent on Mombasa road during peak hours from 2 hours to 15 minutes.
According to James Macharia, Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary, the contractor has been pushed to deliver the project earlier than scheduled to ease the pain motorists are undergoing due to massive traffic jams on this highway.
The Interior Ministry is providing round the clock security to the contractor so that work on the road project can be completed faster.
Nairobi Expressway network and links
The 27.1 kilometre Nairobi Expressway begins at Mlolongo to JKIA and from the CBD to Westlands. It will have both a four-lane and six-lane dual carriageway on Mombasa Road, Uhuru Highway, and Waiyaki Way with some ten interchange links.
The road running through the south and eastern bypass will be a six-lane dual, while the one running through the eastern and linking the southern bypass to James Gichuru road will be a four-lane double.
This elevated expressway will run from Ole Sereni Hotel through the city centre along Uhuru Highway to James Gichuru. University way, Haile Selassie Road and Kenyatta Avenue will run below this elevated highway.
This US $560m road, executed under the public-private partnership(PPP) model, is being undertaken by the Chinese firm- China Roads and Bridges Company (CRBC)
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