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Kenya’s Transport Minister Tours Almost-Finished Chinese-Built Nairobi Expressway, Promises Traffic Relief by Christmas

Kenya Cabinet Secretary for Transportation James Wainaina Macharia during an inspection of the Nairobi Expressway. Image via The Star.

Kenya’s Transportation Cabinet Secretary James Macharia led journalists on a tour of the nearly-completed Nairobi Expressway, one day after a small section of the road opened to motorists for the first time.

Macharia said the 27-kilometer project is 75% complete and on schedule to be fully open to the public by the scheduled March deadline. In the meantime, though, he added that surface streets below the expressway are going to re-open before the Christmas holiday — no doubt welcome news to Nairobi’s exhausted commuters who’ve struggled through months of construction by the China Road and Bridge Corporation.

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