Latest Photos of Nairobi Expressway as it Nears Completion

  • A before and after image showing the progress of the Nairobi Expressway at City Cabanas.
    A before and after image showing the progress of the Nairobi Expressway at City Cabanas.
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  • Constructors working on the Nairobi Expressway are toiling day and night to beat the completion deadline which is slated for December 2021.

    The construction, which is being built and funded by the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), began in July 2020 and one year later, there is notable progress.

    Already, a towering piece of infrastructure is floating in Nairobi's Uhuru Highway, City Cabanas and Westlands along Waiyaki Way. 

    Constructors working on the Nairobi Expressway
    Constructors working on the Nairobi Expressway
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    In addition, some sections of the tarmac (black top) have already been laid.

    CRBC is using the fabricated bridge technology that will reduce the construction period of the elevated section by 50%.

    "In this technology, the main components of the upper and lower structure of the bridge are prefabricated and assembled on-site in a factory or a yard," the contractor once stated.

    The expressway will have 10 interchanges including; the SGR and JKIA interchange, Eastern bypass, Capital Center, Haile Selassie, Thika road interchange, Westland's interchange and James Gichuru.

    Once the infrastructure is complete, it will reduce the travel time especially during the rush hour from two hours to around 20 minutes.

    Construction working ongoing at the Nairobi expressway
    Construction working ongoing at the Nairobi expressway
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    Motorists who'd like to use the road will be required to pay a total of Ksh300 toll fee each on a daily basis.

    Saloon cars (which have two axles, will pay up to Ksh 310 per trip, light vehicles with two axles and raised bonnet will pay Ksh 465. 

    Heavy vehicles with less than four axles will pay Ksh 1,240 while those that have more than four axles will pay Ksh 1,798 inclusive of VAT.

    The payments will be made at the Mlolongo and James Gichuru Road junction toll stations.

    A long shot of the Nairobi Expressway
    A long shot of the Nairobi Expressway
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