Section of Uhuru Highway to be Closed for 63 Days

  • A section of the busy Uhuru Highway will be inaccessible to motorists for over two months.

    The 63-day closure of the road from Kenyatta Avenue Roundabout to the University Way Roundabout from Monday, August 9 will see traffic diverted to other roads so as to pave way for the ongoing construction of the Nairobi Expressway.

    The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has advised motorists plying the route to use diversions set aside or use alternative routes to avoid traffic snarlups.

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    Traffic snarl-up at Uhuru Highway in Nairobi
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    “The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) wishes to notify the general public that there will be a temporary diversion of the traffic from Kenyatta Avenue Roundabout to University Way Roundabout from Monday 9th August 2021 to Saturday 10th of October, 2021 (63 days),” read the notice.

    “This is to enable ongoing construction of the Nairobi Expressway. The diversion shall entail closure of three lanes for traffic heading towards Westlands, and creation of two lanes on the road reserves for traffic movement.”

    The notice comes just hours after the agency notified Mombasa Road users of another traffic disruption.

    Through a notice shared on social media on Friday, August 6, the disruption will begin on Monday, August 9 to an unspecified date when the road expansion will be done.

    The disruption is to allow the expansion of the road into a dual carriageway.

    “Please be advised that as from Monday, 9th August 2021, there will be minimal traffic disruptions along Enterprise Road as from Kartasi Roundabout till General Motors (Mombasa Road). This is to allow expansion of the road into a dual carriage way,” KURA stated.

    The Nairobi Expressway is set to have 10 interchanges that include the SGR and JKIA interchange, Eastern bypass, Capital Center, Haile Selassie, Thika road interchange, Westland’s interchange, and James Gichuru.

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    File image of KeNHA engineers at work
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  • Source: KENYAGIST.COM