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As the Nairobi Expressway nears its completion, commuters who use Mombasa Road can now breathe a sigh of relief after months of struggling with heavy traffic.
This is after an announcement by the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) that there are plans of re-opening sections of the road that had been closed.
The Standard reports that according to a notice by KeNHA, opening parts of the roads will be done in several phases starting September 30.
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Details indicate that the section between Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and Mlolongo and Westlands to James Gichuru Roads will be opened on September 30.
The area between Haile Selassie and the University of Nairobi Roundabout will be opened on October 1.
KeNHA urged motorists to exercise caution and road courtesy to make the traffic flow manageable.
The authority also indicated that the construction’s overall progress currently stands at 62.6%, with bridge constructions at 75.7%.
The Nairobi Expressway, which is a four-lane dual carriageway between Mlolongo and the James Gichuru junction, is expected to ease traffic flow and reduce the manhours spent on commuting through Nairobi.
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Part of the 27-kilometre highway is elevated and will connect Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.
The project was first proposed about 10 years ago but did not see the light of day due to political interference and government bureaucracies.
It was finally launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta through a partnership between his government and the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC).
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Source: TUKO.co.ke
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