New road project to decongest Nairobi City

Heavy traffic jam starts to build up at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi. Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia has unveiled a plan to reduce traffic jams in the city centre by completing a ring road and four link roads. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The minister said Ngong and Outer Ring roads would be improved while Lang’ata Road would be expanded.
  • The World Bank estimates that Nairobi traffic jams cost Sh50 million in lost productivity a day.
  • The bypasses forming the ring road would be 96.7 kilometres long once complete.

Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia has unveiled a plan to reduce traffic jams in the city centre by completing a ring road and four link roads.

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