Sonko To Close City Road For 7 Months

  • Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko speaking at a past event File
  • Chiromo Lane will partially be closed as from June 15, 2019 to January 15 2020, following a directive by Nairobi County Government.

    The notice was issued on Wednesday in the local dailies by the county Secretary and Head of Public Service Pauline Kahiga.

    According to the reports, the road will be closed in order to facilitate the completion of civil works on the vehicular underground tunnel across the Chiromo lane that will be undertaken by AVIC International.

    A public notice in the local dailies concerning the closure of Chiromo lane

    The notice further highlights that during the said period, motorists are advised to follow traffic signs and guidance of traffic marshals on site.

    The Global Trade Centre, based in Westlands, whose construction began in July 2015, will be finalized in 2020 earning itself the title of Avic’s most expensive investment in the Africa real estate sector.

    Christened ‘A Dream City and Community’, the Global Trade Centre (GTC), which includes the much-awaited Avic Tower sits on 7.5 acres at the intersection of Waiyaki Way and Chiromo lane bordering Villa Rosa Kempinski, ARM Cement, and Mirage Towers.

    GTC will hosts three new complex towers comprising of a 32-storey 5-Star hotel, a 42-storey tower for offices and another 32-storey serviced apartment tower.

    During a site visit, contractors who spoke to the Star explained that AVIC international will repair the lane that starts from Waiyaki Way passing through Westlands road, Muthithi road, Mogotio road to Ojijo road.

    Kahiga also highlighted that the perusal of the map showing off the intended partial closure of the road may be done at the office of the chief officer for Roads, Public works and Transport or at the AVIC international site office.

    This change comes after Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s various beautification projects for Nairobi that have seen Luthuli avenue converted to a one-way street and continuous clean up of Nairobi river.

    An ongoing GTC construction by AVIC international