Nairobi Expressway City Centre Exit at Greenpark Now Open

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The Nairobi Expressway Greenpark exit that has been under construction is now open on trial basis for motorists wishing to access the CBD. The exit features five toll lanes and is expected to offer quick access to the Nairobi CBD, Upper Hill and Ngong Road.

Read: CS Murkomen Announces New Nairobi Expressway Exit At Greenpark

While launching the exit on Saturday, Roads and Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen said that lack of a convenient CBD access had been a key hindrance towards full utilisation of the Expressway.

“The value of Expressway was being underutilized because of the exit that was far away from the CBD, far away from Harambee Avenue which is the heart of government offices, including the offices of the President, the Deputy President, Parliament, Judiciary. The seat of government was not being served.”

Besides the Greenpark Exit project, Murkomen also revealed that his ministry was planning to increase lanes on the Museum Hill Exit from the current three to five. He pointed out that the project had become a major job creator in the country, currently offering over 500 permanent jobs.

“The Nairobi Expressway is a shining monument to what Private-Public Partnerships can do. The Expressway has reduced travel time from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Nairobi from two hours to 20 minutes at no cost to taxpayers,” said the CS

Read: Nairobi Expressway New Toll Charges: Here Is The Breakdown

While noting that PPP-modelled projects will ease the credit burden to the country, Murkomen said Kenya is seeking more of the same projects, for instance, the planned dualling of the Rironi-Mau Summit road and long-term projects such as the Nairobi-Mombasa highway and Athi River-Namanga highways, Kisumu-Isibania and Kiambu Road.

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