PDU: Expressway to slash the Westlands-JKIA 2-hr commute to just 15 minutes

The Nairobi Expressway under construction. PHOTO PDU
The Nairobi Expressway under construction. PHOTO PDU

Upon its completion, the Nairobi Expressway will slash the commute time from Westlands to the JKIA to just 15 minutes during peak time.

Previously, the 27.1-kilometre commute would take approximately 2 hours during peak time.

According to the Presidential Delivery Unit (PDU), the expressway will enhance Nairobi’s competitiveness as a regional hub by decongesting the CBD and Northern transport corridor.

The expressway will have 10 interchanges at : Mlolongo, SGR, JKIA, Eastern & Western bypasses, Capital Center, Haile Selassie, Museum Hill, Westlands and James Gichuru

According to the PDU the expressway has created over 200 jobs for Kenyans and provided markets for locally manufactured goods.

The expressway is expected to boost the economy by reducing time lost in traffic and saving transport costs.

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