Contractors now say the iconic road piers located at the Bellevue area between South C and South B are 35 percent complete. – By Meshack Makau
A routine spot check by Uzalendo News team has established that the exceptionally tall piers will be complete within the first weeks of November.
The Contractor, China Road and Bridge Corporation is eyeing on beating the December 2022 completion date, employing high tech pit drilling machines to reduce construction time.
Once complete, the project aims at decongesting the bumper to bumper traffic menace experienced on Mombasa road.
On a normal day, driving from Mlolongo to Westlands takes about two hours or more but once this state-of-art facility is completed one will approximately take 15 mins. This will save Nairobi losses made in the traffic congestion.
The Ksh 60 billion project is funded through public-private partnership with The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA).
The expressway runs from Mlolongo through JKIA and terminate at Rironi.
CRBC on their part, have lauded Kenyans for taking part in the construction of the highway.
Kenyans have taken time off their busy schedules to marvel at the speed and technology which the Nairobi Expressway is being built.
At the Bellevue pedestrian footbridge, residents mill around the project, even at some point, approaching CRBC contractors for further explanations.