The diversions will be temporary and will affect traffic between University Way and Kenyatta Avenue roundabouts.
The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has announced the disruption of traffic flow in form of diversions along Uhuru Highway for a period of two months.
In a notice by the authority on Friday, August 6, the diversions will be temporary and will affect traffic between University Way and Kenyatta Avenue roundabouts.
The diversion will last from Monday, August 9 to Sunday, October 10, a period of 63 days. It will be for purposes of enabling the construction of the elevated Nairobi Expressway.
Illustration of the diversion of traffic on Uhuru Highway between Kenyatta Avenue and University Way roundabouts. /TWITTER.KENHAKENYA
“The diversion shall entail closure of three (3) lanes for traffic heading towards Westlands and creation of two (2) lanes on the road reserve for traffic movement,” read the notice in part.
Diversion at Uhuru Highway between Kenyatta Avenue Roundabout and University Way Roundabout pic.twitter.com/7Zkf7KHmUS
— Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) (@KeNHAKenya) August 6, 2021
Motorists are advised to use the diversions displayed by the authority or to use alternative routes. The authority offered apologies for any inconveniences that may be caused for the exercise.
In similar circumstances, the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) hours earlier announced a scheduled traffic disruption that will occur on a section of Mombasa Road.
In a social media notice on Friday, August 6, the disruption will be minimal and will begin from Monday, August 9. However, the statement did not indicate how long it would last.
The disruption is to allow for the road to be expanded 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,” read the notice by the authority.
The expansion of Mombasa Road into a dual carriageway comes as the Ksh62 billion, 27.1 kilometre Nairobi Expressway continues to take shape.
Construction of the elevated road began in July 2020 under the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), and has seen immense progress in a span of one year.
The expressway will also consist of 11 interchanges to ease entry onto and exit from the raised road that will run from Mlolongo/Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to James Gichuru Road.
Aerial view of the Nairobi Expressway under construction. /FILE