The Nairobi Expressway, which runs from Mlolongo through Mombasa Road, Uhuru Highway to the James Gichuru Road junction in Westlands, is set to be open to the public on May 14, 2022.
The toll road is set to be operated Moja Expressway, a subsidiary of China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) which designed, financed and constructed the road.
High-capacity vehicles like transit lorries will pay between Ksh600 ($5.18) and Ksh1,800 ($15.55) to use the expressway depending on distance travelled on the road, while low-capacity vehicles like saloon cars will pay between Ksh120 ($1.04) and Ksh360 ($3.11).
Motorists using the road will need to exercise a lot of caution, since they risk fines of up to Ksh8 million for damaging property along the road.
The highest fine (Ksh8.8 million) will be charged on motorists who damage the cantilever variable information board, which provides information on the direction a vehicle is headed.
Damaging the ticket issuing machine and the scanner recognising the vehicle type will attract a fine of Ksh1.9 million and Ksh.2.4 million respectively.
Damaging a toll booth will cost one between Ksh1.32 million and 1.8 million, while destroying the camera installed in the toll collection plaza will cost a motorist over Ksh600,000.
Damaging a street light will cost you between Ksh143,000 and Ksh262,000 while damaging guardrails will cost you Ksh45,348. Signboards will cost you between Ksh34,547 and Ksh81,120.
If your car stalls on the Expressway, you will pay Ksh32,000 in hoisting fee and a towing fee of between Ksh4,000 and Ksh12,000 for Class 3 vehicles, depending on distance towed. Class four vehicles will pay a hoisting fee of Ksh40,000 and towing fees between Ksh6,000 and Ksh17,000.
Class 5 vehicles will pay a hoisting fee of Ksh50,000 and a towing fee of between Ksh10,500 and Ksh23,000 while Class 6 vehicles will pay a hoisting fee of between Ksh70,000 and Ksh140,000 and a towing fees of between Ksh20,000 and Ksh40,000.