Kenya’s Transport Ministry has declared the Nairobi Expressway as a toll road through a gazette notice.
According to the notice signed by Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development, and Public Works, James Macharia, takes effect immediately.
“The dual carriageway with Class A standard that connects the Mlolongo with James Gichuru Road along the median strip of the A8 National Road is declared to be Toll Roads, with immediate effect,” reads part of the notice.
The Toll Roads start from African Inland Church, Mlolongo and it runs in the central reserve all the way to James Gichuru.
From Mlolongo to Crater Automobiles (15.71km), the alignment is at grade.
From Crater Automobiles to St. Marks Church, the alignment is viaduct, and the length of the mainline bridge is 8.57 km. From St. Marks Church to James Gichuru, the alignment is at grade again and is 2.85 km long. The total length of the alignment is 27.13km.
The list of motor vehicles that will be exempted from paying the toll fee on this road and the A8 and A8 South the Nairobi Nakuru Mau Summit include ambulances, police and military vehicles.
The Ksh 50 billion Nairobi Expresswayis being financed through a Public-Private Partnership.
The project is being implemented by the Kenya National Highway Authority (KENHA) and will be built under the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) partnership model with China Roads and Bridge Corporation as both the concessionaire and investor.