A double-decker road linking Kenya’s main airport to its major highway in the capital Nairobi will begin September,a top transport ministry official has said.
Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia has said that upon completion the double-decker road will significantly ease traffic jam witnessed at Mombasa highway, the only road connecting the airport and the Central Business District.
Construction of the road project will be carried out by China Road and Bridge Corporation.
Motorists who intend to use the express way to escape the heavy traffic jams will have to pay toll charges to help the private firm building the road recover its investments.
“Road construction will commence in September 2019, and will take two years to complete,” said Mr Macharia.
A dedicated lane will also be contructed on the double-decker road, to accommodate the large-capacity buses to further ease congestion.
The proposed elevated dual carriageway is to be built in three phases.
he World Bank estimates that Nairobi traffic jams cost Sh50 million in lost productivity a day.