Nairobi Expressway Set For Expansion, Murkomen Shares Details

The Nairobi Expressway is set to experience further improvements with the ongoing expansion of the Green Park Exit Plaza. This project, spearheaded by the Ministry of Roads and Transport, promises to streamline traffic flow and contribute to Nairobi’s urban development.

The expansion includes constructing five new toll lanes dedicated to entering the Nairobi CBD via Haile Selassie Avenue, Processional Way, and a right turn towards Kenyatta Avenue. This strategic addition aims to significantly reduce congestion at one of the city’s key entry points.

Completion is slated for mid-January 2024, demonstrating the government’s commitment to timely execution of infrastructure projects. This timely completion will contribute to the city’s growing transportation needs and address urban challenges faced by residents.

Cabinet Secretary for Roads and Transport, Kipchumba Murkomen, lauded the project’s progress and outlined further plans for the Expressway. He announced plans to increase the number of lanes at the Museum Hill Exit from three to five, showcasing a focus on continuous improvement and efficiency.

CS Murkomen also highlighted the Nairobi Expressway’s success as a model for Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). He emphasized the Expressway’s positive impact on reducing travel time, particularly from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Nairobi. He shared statistics demonstrating the Expressway’s popularity, with over 200,000 E-Ticketing system subscribers and a total of 26 million vehicles using the road in just 19 months.

Beyond traffic flow, CS Murkomen commended the project’s contribution to technology transfer and enhanced security. He praised the smart traffic monitoring system, equipped with a 360-degree view of the road, for improving emergency response and paving the way for future implementation of an Intelligent Traffic System (ITS).

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