KeNHA Announces Major Traffic Disruption in Nairobi

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    The Ksh 62 billion Nairobi Expressway under construction
  • The Kenya National Highways Authority (KENHA) has issued an update on the ongoing construction of the Nairobi Expressway affecting the flow of traffic along Mombasa Road.

    Through a public notice released on Tuesday, November 7, KeNHA revealed that the ongoing construction works on various sections of the road would cause traffic disruption in five sections along the expressway.

    Most notably, the authority stated that at the U-Turn from Allpack Service Road, a service lane to Mombasa Road, had been blocked, further giving an alternative route for motorists.

    A section of the Nairobi Expressway along Mombasa Road
    A section of the Nairobi Expressway along Mombasa Road

    "Access from the service lane has been blocked to reduce congestion to the main carriageway. Motorists on the service road may make a U-turn at Mlolongo," read the notice.

    Additionally, the notice indicated that traffic was likely to be experienced at the Gateway Mall where there is an ongoing evacuation of an oil pipeline which crosses the expressway.

    Some of the other section mentioned in the notice include the General Motors area, Capital Center, and Bunyala Roundabout extending to the University Way as various works are taking place.

    Further, the road agency warned motorists of the possible cases of flooding which have already been experienced in some roads within the capital. KeNHA revealed that plans were underway to resolve the issue.

    "Due to the ongoing rains various sections of the road have experienced flooding and the civil and drainage works have been prioritised in the affected sections," the road agency cautioned.

    In their notice, it was also announced that KeNHA was monitoring the traffic flow between Mlolongo and Westlands to ensure that there is a free flow of vehicles. 

    KeNHA went ahead to assure road users that the section between Haile Selassie to the University Way Roundabout and Gateway Mall, which had been closed, would be opened on December 15 as scheduled.

    “Construction of the elevated section of the road stands at 93 per cent completion while construction of the operation of the monitoring center stands at 98 per cent.

    “Motorists are urged to continue exercising caution and road courtesy as that will manage traffic better,” KeNHA stated.

    Traffic update issued by KeNHA on December 6, 2021.
    Traffic update notice issued by KeNHA on December 6, 2021.