The cabinet has approved a plan to construct an expressway linking Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to Nairobi central business district and Westlands.
The 28-kilometer highway bridge is expected to tackle traffic congestion in the Kenyan capital city.
During a visit to Beijing last year, President Kenyatta signed a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) deal with Chinese private investors to support the construction of the state-of-the-art viaduct.
The Construction Review Magazine reports that the overpass will be built in three phases and is estimated to cost Sh60 billion.
The first phase will run from JKIA to Likoni Road, phase two will link Likoni Road to James Gichuru Road junction on Waiyaki Way in Westlands, while the final segment runs from James Gichuru Road to Rironi on the Nairobi-Nakuru highway
The project will involve the expansion of existing roads and construction of new features such as drainage systems, pedestrian footpaths, and installation of street lighting.
In addition, the government is planning to put up a commuter rail project connecting JKIA and Nairobi CBD.
The railway project will receive funding from the French government and is expected to be complete by 2021.