The Nairobi bypass system (see google map – external link) was designed to ease traffic from the main city arteries. A lot of progress has been made on the completion of these bypass roads. With the building of this road system, areas lying along the way have started to experience quick economic growth due to easier accessibility. Individual bypass roads include:

  1. The completed eastern bypass connects Mombasa Road to Ruiru-Kiambu Road and Thika Highway.

  2. The nearly complete southern bypass connects Mombasa Road with the Nairobi-Nakuru highway at Kikuyu circumventing the city center and Westlands which are major high traffic areas.

  3. The completed northern bypass linking Limuru Road to Thika Highway

  4. The recently announced western bypass that will connect the southern bypass at Gitaru and the northern bypass at  Ruaka.

Other useful links on road projects undertaken by the Government of Kenya.

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