Kenyan Economy

Nairobi Expressway to be completed by December 2021

Ongoing construction of Nairobi expressway. Image/courtesy

The ongoing construction of Nairobi expressway is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

According to a statement by transport cabinet secretary, James Macharia, during an inspection tour of the project together with Cabinet secretaries Eugene Wamalwa and Najib Balala, the project will be completed almost a year before its scheduled completion time.

Cabinet secretaries James Macharia, Najib Balala and Eugene Wamalwa during an inspection tour of the ongoing construction of Nairobi expressway. Image/courtesy

The completion of the expressway will come as a relief to motorists along Mombasa highway with the ongoing construction causing heavy traffic running for hours.

The expressway, one of its kind in East and Central Africa will run from Mlolongo through Uhuru hiway to the Junction at James Gichuru road.

The road will include an elevated highway and is expected to reduce traffic betelween Nairobi city centre and Jomo Kenyatta international Airport from the current 2 hours to about 15 minutes.

The world-class road will also be the first toll road in Kenya implemented via a public-private partnership (ppp) with the road being fully financed by private investors.

The investors are expected to run the road for a period of 30 years, to recoup their investment and then the road will revert back to the government.