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Nairobi Expressway Nears Completion — September Update

The Nairobi Expressway is currently 64% complete, with the contractor racing against the clock to meet the 2022 deadline.

The new road was supposed to open in February 2022, but due to a few modifications in the building schedule, the government pushed it to June.

“There is no delay in the construction. we are expecting to see all the hard works including deep excavation and diversions done between now and December,” said Wangai Ndirangu, Chairman of the Kenya National Highways Authority.

The development process has resulted in a painful traffic bottleneck.

Kenyans, on the other hand, have been urged to persevere for the greater good, so that the contractor employs alternatives to carry out heavy works.

So far the construction of a viaduct connecting the southern bypass junction to the Westlands region is far ahead of schedule.

Motorists will be charged to drive on the expressway, which runs from Mlolongo in Machakos County to the James Gichuru Road junction in Nairobi.

As the project nears completion, China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), the company hired by the Kenyan government to build and operate the road, has advertised opportunities for toll attendants.

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