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Kenya eyes Mega Expressway to connect Nairobi and Mombasa

The government is at the early stages of talks to have a four-lane, 482 KM expressway that will connect Nairobi and Mombasa cities.
A pre-feasibility study has already been undertaken by the Korean Overseas Infrastructure & Urban Development Corporation Africa (KIND) in association with the Kenya National Highways Authority (KenHA) and the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works.

On Wednesday, the taskforce presented a Pre-feasibility study report on the findings of the construction of Mombasa Expressway-Public Private Partnerships (PPP) project.

The feasibility studies focused on demand projections, traffic projections, and affordability projections for the project.

The expressway which will start from Machakos Turn-Off to Mariakani will see the current two-lane highway become a four-lane carriageway to connect Nairobi and Mombasa cities.

Additionally, the envisioned expressway will include interchanges and bypasses in the key towns along the Mombasa Road.

It is projected that the expressway will create over 21,000 jobs and an additional 2,573 jobs per year during its operations and maintenance.

This will be the second of a kind road project under the Public Private Partnership after the successful construction of the 27 KM stretch Nairobi Expressway.


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