The Nairobi Expressway has already recorded over 11000 vehicles registered to use the 27.1 km road.
This was revealed by the Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia as the Expressway opened to the public on a trial basis.
Speaking Saturday morning when inspecting the grand project, he noted that the Nairobi Expressway is expected to exponentially reduce traffic along Mombasa road.
“Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) is more of express passing; manual and cash takes at least 4 minutes for motorists to be cleared at the Nairobi Expressway,” noted CS James Macharia.
The Sh72 billion project is a public-private partnership funded, with no debt incurred by the government.
The Transport Cabinet Secretary added, that 11,000 thousand vehicles have so far been registered on the road with about 7000 having registered to use the electronic toll collection.
“Enhancement and beautification of old Mombasa Road is going to cost Ksh9B; and that the Government will build Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) System
The 27.1-km elevated highway that has been underway since mid-2020 will be commissioned by end of the month depending on the President’s calendar.