An expressway is a wide road that is specially designed so that a lot of traffic can move along it very quickly. It is usually divided, so that vehicles travelling in one direction is separated from the ones in the opposite direction. A key Kenyan highway project is being funded by Chinese sources. The JKIA-James Gichuru expressway in Kenya's capital, Nairobi is receiving a financing package worth $505.5 million dollars from China. It is currently being built by the China Road and Bridge Corporation.
"We expect the elevated highway, which is progressing at 60 meters per day from both ends to be completed by early next year," Macharia said in a statement after touring the mega project. Each driver will be required to pay a fee of between Sh100 and Sh1,550, depending on the size of the car and the distance travelled, but the charges will fluctuate to cushion the Chinese operater from exchange rate losses.
How many lanes will the Nairobi express way have? Sections of the highway will have eight, six, and four lanes based on traffic projections.
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