KeNHA closes section of Waiyaki Way for 34 days

The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has announced closure of the ramp from Waiyaki Way to Forest Road for a period of 34 days starting June 28, 2021.

The closure of the section of the road was necessitated by the ongoing construction of the Expressway from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to James Gichuri Road in Westlands.

“Motorists are advised to use alternative routes,” KeNHA said in a statement on Sunday.

Once the expressway is complete, motorists will pay toll charges to use the 27-kilometre highway.

The utility, being constructed by China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), under the public-private partnership (PPP) model, means investors will recoup from toll fees paid by motorists.

Car owners will cough up Sh300 per trip to drive on either side of the three-lane dual carriageway making it one of the most expensive passages in the world.

A motorist will, therefore, spend Sh600 to drive from Mlolongo to James Gichuru and back, a move expected to affect fares for commuters boarding matatus plying the anticipated “jam-free” route.

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