The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has announced plans to transplant and relocate an iconic Fig Tree that stands smack in the middle of the Nairobi Expressway operation area.
The magnificent tree sits at the Mpaka road-Waiyaki way junction.
The Authority said the move is part of its environmental conservation efforts.
The monumental task will see the gargantuan tree find a new home.
KeNHA is yet to announce the tree’s new location.
The Nairobi Expressway Project is a 27-kilometer road project beginning from Mlolongo through the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and Nairobi’s CBD to Westland’s area along Waiyaki Way.
The project broke grounds in October last year with China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) as the contractor. The latter is responsible for the design, financing, and construction of the road under a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) framework.
The company will also operate the road for about 27 years to recoup its investment through the collection of road tolls.
The project is expected to be completed by December 2022, bringing the much-needed relief to traffic congestion in the Nairobi municipality.
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