Busy City Avenue Closed for 13 Days

  • An aerial view of a roundabout in Nairobi County Facebook
  • The County Government of Nairobi has announced the partial closure of a busy city avenue for planned construction. 

    Through a notice on the local dailies dated May 17, the county administration alerted motorists about the intended partial closure of Luthuli Avenue from Saturday, May 18, to Thursday, May 30, 2019. 

    The partial closure of Luthuli Avenue will allow construction works for the road to be converted into a one-way street. 

    An aerial view of vehicles and human traffic on Luthuli Avenue in downtown Nairobi

    Nairobi County has partnered with UN-Habitat on the project.

    The transformation is in line with Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko's manifesto towards regenerating the city. 

    The choice of the road was informed by a study done by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) which highlighted Luthuli Avenue as one of the roads that could be made vibrant to improve mobility, safety and accessibility for city residents.

    Stakeholder engagements about the project have been ongoing since November 2018. 

    The county government has asked motorists to fully cooperate with traffic marshalls who will be advising on the usage of the street during the partial closure. 

    City hall also regrets any inconvenience caused by the construction works and interruption of traffic.  

    Luthuli Avenue has heavy vehicle as well as human traffic and is known to be the electronics hub of the city due to the many retail shops that deal in appliances and mobile phones.