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29 October 2019

Nairobi expressway construction now underway

First published29/10/2019

Construction work has now commenced on the new expressway route through Kenya’s congested capital, Nairobi. The project has been delayed for nearly a decade but building of the  link is now going ahead, an important move in reducing traffic jams in the city. The route will have two traffic lanes in either direction and will feature 10 interchanges, with a considerable portion of the expressway being elevated. It will provide an important connection between the A109 Nairobi to Mombasa route and A104 Nairobi to Malaba route. This will allow through traffic to use the expressway rather than having to pass through the city’s chronic congestion. Construction is being carried out by the Chinese contractor China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) under the PPP model. An important feature of the new expressway will be the dedicated bus rapid transit (BRT) facilities, which will also help to improve public transport for the city.

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