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Nairobi Expressway: The Next Big Thing

ByMuthoni Githire

Oct 6, 2020

The expert engineers involved in construction of the Nairobi Expressway are racing hard against time to complete the construction of the Kshs. 65 billion road set to lessen traffic jamming in the capital. Its construction began in August 2020 and is set to finish in December 2022. 

As a way of accelerating its construction, the contractor presented a technology which decreases the construction period of the elevated section by 50%. “Works along the elevated section are using the fabricated bridge technology. In this technology, the main components of the upper and lower structure of the bridge are prefabricated and assembled on-site in a factory or a yard,” the contractor explained. 

The design of the Nairobi Expressway elevated section is gradually becoming visible at a site close to Nextgen Mall where the elevation of the road will start. Steel structures concreted into the foundation of the columns that will hold the elevated section have been constructed already. 

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