Government Agency Announces Plans to Close Two Major City Roads

Nairobi City. Photo/Courtesy

A government agency on Thursday announced plans to close down two major roads within Nairobi. 

The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) did not reveal for how long the roads will be closed but asked motorists to prepare for the traffic disruption that will be caused by the closure. 

Traffic on Mombasa road and Uhuru Highway will be interfered due to the construction of the Nairobi Expressway. 

In a notice signed by agency’s Director General Peter Mundinia was issued on Thursday. 

“The construction works will be limited to the central median of Mombasa Road. However, in some instances, we may be required to close a single lane on either side of the highway to ensure the safety of motorists plying the route,” KeNHA said through the notice. 

Nairobi Express highway. photo/courtesy

The notice added that the contractor will minimize disruption to traffic as works are executed on the project road between JKIA Turnoff – Cabanas, NextGen Mall- Capital and Kenyatta Avenue – University Way Roundabout. 

Motorists were requested to follow directions as shall be indicated on the road signages provided, and or by traffic marshalls. 

The project valued at Ksh 62 billion is one of the main projects under President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big 4 Agenda. 

The road will start at Mlolongo and will pass outside Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) through Nairobi Central Business District to join Waiyaki Way in Westlands.  

Motorists who will be using the road will be required to pay Sh300 as toll fee on daily basis. 

KeNHA said that paying points will be erected on both exit points of the road where motorists will be required to pay. 

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