Section of Nairobi Road to be Closed for 3 Months

  • A signage showing a road that is closed for construction
    Signage showing a road that is closed for construction
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  • The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) has issued a notice over the temporary closure of a section of Peponi Road.

    In a notice on February 23, the roads agency cautioned motorists over ongoing road works on the road that would take three months to complete.

    "There will be traffic disruption along Peponi Road section starting from Tuesday, March 2, 2021 to Wednesday, June 2, 2021," KURA stated.

    A diagrammatic expression of the expected traffic disruption along Peponi Road
    A diagrammatic expression of the expected traffic disruption along Peponi Road
    KURA

    The construction works involve installing a box culvert, which is a bridge-like structure designed to allow vehicle or pedestrian traffic to cross over the waterway while allowing adequate passage for the water, along Peponi Road.

    Motorists have been advised to use alternative routes during the construction period.

    Kura will put road barriers on the section and the proposed two-way on Peponi Road will be closed into a one way to allow access to Agha Khan Hospital and surrounding buildings.

    "We apologise for any inconvenience caused as we endeavour to provide an efficient urban road network," the agency noted.

    Drainage plays a crucial role in road construction and maintenance. There are many types of culverts but, box culverts are the most commonly found type due to the strength of the concrete floor. 

    The bottom slab of the box culvert reduces pressure on the soil and they economical due to their rigidity and monolithic action and separate foundations are not required.

    It is used in special cases where there is a weak foundation and it is easy to construct.

    Box culverts are made up of concrete and especially, RCC (Reinforced Concrete) and water direction can be changed when a large amount of water is expected.

    They can be installed in short-span bridges (over highways, waterways, railways) and for the conveyance of stormwater, sewage or industrial wastes (storm drains)

    A box culvert on the Ortum section in West Pokot of the Kitale - Lodwar (A1) Road in June 2020.
    A box culvert on the Ortum section in West Pokot of the Kitale - Lodwar (A1) Road in June 2020.
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