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The Nairobi Expressway Traffic Updates

AS AT SEPTEMBER 6, 2021

The Nairobi Expressway Project which is highly anticipated to improve traffic flow through Nairobi is making great strides with the overall progress now standing at 59.8 per cent. Various actions continue to be taken to improve traffic flow, especially along the JKIA – Mlolongo section.

In the meantime the Authority has partnered with Kenya Railways to introduce additional wagons effective today to offload travelers from the road. The Kenya railways Management has undertaken to secure all vehicles parked at Syokimau Train Station as the vehicle owners transits to the train enroute to the Central Business District.

The sections along the road, where traffic congestion could still be experienced, include areas currently under intervention as indicated below:

  1. Installation of steel and concrete hoarding at the Gateway Mall area
  2. Improvement of directional U-turns at various points e.g. at k2+300, Mlolongo and blocking of an illegal U-turn at K3 + 300
  3. Securing of the sites through excavation so that vehicles do not drive through construction sites
  4. Continuous watering of the construction sites to reduce the rise of dust
  5. Widening the angles at diversion points e.g. at Allpack area to ease vehicle movement
  6. Erection of additional safety signs along the road
  7. Installation of steel and concrete hoarding at the Gateway Mall area
  8. Improvement of directional U-turns at various points e.g. at k2+300, Mlolongo and blocking of an illegal U-turn at K3 + 300
  9. Securing of the sites through excavation so that vehicles do not drive through construction sites
  10. Continuous watering of the construction sites to reduce the rise of dust
  11. Widening the angles at diversion points e.g. at Allpack area to ease vehicle movement
  12. Erection of additional safety signs along the road

Over the week traffic flow has significantly improved even as the contractor continues with works. KeNHA would like to appreciate all motorists on the patience exercised during the implementation of these interventions.

The schedule below provides projected opening dates for the closed sections to ease the current traffic situation:

 

Road SectionRestoration Date
JKIA - MlolongoSeptember 10, 2021 (partial opening)

September 30, 2021 (fully opened)
Westlands - James GichuruSeptember 30, 2021
Haile Selassie - UoN RoundaboutOctober 15, 2021
Stands at 73.2% completion

Motorists are urged to continue exercising caution and road courtesy while driving as that has helped to manage traffic better.

The Authority is committed to ensure a timely completion of the Nairobi Expressway and the delivery of the best quality services to customers and stakeholders at all times.