Waiyaki Way's Kangemi Bridge to be Demolished 

  • File image of traffic along Nairobi's Waiyaki Way
    File image of traffic along Nairobi's Waiyaki Way
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  • Motorists using Waiyaki Way have been notified of additional disruption along the road around the Kangemi area.

    The construction workers are gearing up to demolish the Kangemi bridge before reconstructing it to accommodate a new road design.

    In a notice on February 9, 2021, those using the route will use a diversion on the Kangemi Bridge which will affect the regular flow of traffic.

    A representation of the expected traffic flow along the Kangemi Bridge
    A representation of the expected traffic flow along the Kangemi Bridge
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    "This is to notify you that a diversion has been done on the left-hand side (LHS) of  Kangemi Bridge next to Total Petrol Station for a distance of about 100 metres to serve traffic headed towards the Nakuru side," the notice read in part.

    Traffic headed to Nairobi shall be diverted to the existing LHS of the main carriageway which will facilitate the demolition and subsequent reconstruction of the Kangemi Bridge.

    A representation of the expected traffic flow along the Kangemi Bridge ​
    A representation of the expected traffic flow along the Kangemi Bridge
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    The diversion shall be operations as of February 10, 2021, after which the bridge demolition exercise is expected to follow.

    "In light of these, motorists and pedestrians are advised to observe traffic signages and adhere to traffic marshal directives. 

    "The management of James Gichuru junction - Rironi Highway (A104) regrets any inconveniences caused along this project area," the notice added.

    The ongoing expansion of the busy highway is running concurrently with the erection of the Nairobi Expressway which has caused major traffic disruption for motorists using the route.

    The highway serves as an access and communications link for around 6 million people (approximately 15% of the total population of Kenya). 

    The A8 from Gitaru up to the Rironi interchange, a distance of approximately 12 kilometres, is also a dual carriageway at the moment. 

    This road is scheduled to be widened to a 6-lane highway under a construction contract awarded to China Wu Yi company and financed by the World Bank.

    Traffic jam on Waiyaki Way.
    Traffic jam on Waiyaki Way.
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