Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja on Tuesday, March 7, approved the construction of an exit for the Nairobi Expressway into the Central Business District (CBD) at Uhuru Park.
Sakaja made the announcement after meeting with transport stakeholders including commuters, traders and matatu operators.
He added that the county government would fix the traffic menace usually experienced at the Westlands roundabout during peak hours.
"We shall sort out the current disorganisation at the Westlands roundabout shortly. Interacted with commuters, traders and Matatu operators this afternoon together with my team.
"We have also approved the construction of an exit for the expressway into the CBD at Green/Uhuru Park," Sakaja stated.
During a past interview with the media, Moja Expressway Communications manager Jeanne May pointed out an increase in traffic at the Museum Hill exit, attributing it to the lack of a CBD exit.
She added that the use of cash instead of Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) or Manual Toll Collection (MTC) also contributed to the cause of traffic along the elevated road.
“The other major cause of traffic along the exits is cash users as there is money exchanging hands, we urge Kenyans to get the Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) or the Manual Toll Collection (MTC) Service to ease the traffic,” she noted.
In the run up to the August 2022 elections, Sakaja pledged to bring order to the CBD, construct footpaths, provide proper covered drainage and build a city metro commuter light rail.
On November 18, 2022, he directed buses and matatus serving long-distance routes to relocate to the Green Park Terminus.
This was, however, opposed by a section of matatu operators who argued that the move would hurt their businesses.