KeNHA Extends Closure of Nairobi’s Uhuru Highway Section For 21 Days

The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has announced that a section of Uhuru Highway near the Nyayo National Stadium will be closed for 21 more days starting Friday, 30th April to 20th May.

According to KeNHA, the 21-day traffic disruption will affect the section between Bunyala Road and the Nyayo Stadium roundabout. Director-General Peter Mundinia said in a statement that the closure was meant to pave the way for the ongoing construction of the Nairobi Expressway along Mombasa Road.

“There will be traffic disruption along Uhuru Highway starting Friday, April 30, 2021, to Thursday, May 20th. Motorists are kindly advised to use alternative routes. We apologise for the inconveniences that may be caused as we endeavour to provide an efficient, safe and reliable road network,” read part of the notice.

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Motorists using the busy Uhuru Highway have been urged to seek alternative routes.

“Motorists are kindly advised to use alternative routes as shown in the schematic below. We apologise for any inconveniences that may be caused as we endeavor to provide efficient, safe and reliable road network.”

The 27-kilometre expressway running from Mlolongo to the James Gichuru Junction at Westlands is set to be completed by 2022.

Once completed, the expressway will see motorists take only 20 minutes to drive across the city from Mlolongo to Rironi near Limuru, through Westlands.

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