Section of Thika Superhighway to Be Closed for 2 Days

  • A section of the Thika Superhighway at Allsops
    A section of the Thika Superhighway at Allsops
    Simon Kiragu
  • The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) on Friday, August 7, issued a notice to motorists on the partial closure of a section of the Thika Superhighway.

    KURA announced that the Outering Road - Thika Superhighway overpass at GSU headquarters would be closed to allow the installation of a footbridge truss. 

    Motorists will not access the section for two days from Saturday, August 8 to Sunday, August 9.

    The closure will commence from 6 a.m to 6 p.m on both days. 

    Vehicles on the busy Thika superhighway around Mountain Mall.
    Vehicles on the busy Thika superhighway around Mountain Mall.
    Simon Kiragu

    Thika bound motorists are requested to use KCAs University underpass to join Thika Superhighway

    Drivers were advised to take precaution while approaching the area and follow the respective signs provided.

    "We apologise for the inconvenience that may be caused as we endeavour to provide an efficient urban road network," Director General Silas Kinoti stated. 

    On Tuesday, July 28, The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) closed a section of Thika Superhighway at Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS) to erect a footbridge. 

    To help reduce congestion in Nairobi County, a Chinese firm was was given a Ksh5.6 billion contract  to build special lanes for high capacity buses.

    The construction of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system will commence in August 2020. The lanes will run from Thika Superhighway through the Central Business District to Kenyatta National Hospital.

    Over 100 buses are targetted to use the special lanes after the Chinese firm remodels Thika Superhighway to accommodate modern facilities such as boarding stations and footbridges. The stations will be placed beside the footbridges along the highway.

    Each bus is expected to carry a maximum of 160 passengers who will use electronic cards to pay their fare. They will also enjoy free Wi-Fi. 

    A notice issued by KURA on Friday, August 7, 2020, on the partial closure of Thika Superhighway