KeNHA Announces 2-Day Closure of Uhuru Highway Roundabout at Kenyatta Avenue

Vehicles vroom along Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi CBD
Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) pictured along Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi CBD.

The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has announced a two-day closure of a section of Kenyatta Avenue at Uhuru Highway Roundabout to pave the way for highway maintenance works.

This means that motorists attempting to access Uhuru Highway from Kenyatta Avenue will be denied entry.

In a notice issued by KeNHA Director General Kung'u Ndung'u on Saturday, February 24, the section of the road will be opened on Sunday, February 25, at midnight following the completion of the repairs. 

All motorists accessing Uhuru Highway from Kenyatta Avenue were advised to use alternative routes such as University Way, Utalii Street, Market Street and Posta Road.

A Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) sign on a highway
A Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) sign on a highway

Other alternative routes include City Hall Way, Harambee Avenue and Haile Selassie Avenue.

Additionally, KeNHA advised motorists to approach the affected section with caution and adhere to guidance offered by traffic marshalls on site.

Kenyatta Avenue is a dual carriage highway that connects the Central Business District (CBD) and Upper Hill. It is considered one of the busiest roads within the city owing to heavy traffic witnessed during peak hours.

The highway also serves as a link to other major roads including Moi Avenue and Uhuru Highway.

KeNHA also announced another temporary closure affecting motorists plying Lang'ata Road.

According to the Authority, the planned works would commence on Saturday, February 24, and end on Sunday, February 25.

Drivers heading towards the Madaraka roundabout from Raila Odinga Way (Mbagathi Way), Mai Mahiu Road, and Lang’ata Road were directed to take the Ole Sangale link or turn at the T-mall Roundabout and proceed to the U-turn just after the Wilson Airport exit and take the flyover towards Madaraka.

Other roads scheduled for maintenance include the Rironi-Nakuru-Mau Summit set to for dualling at Ksh192.5 billion in KeNHA's 2023-2027 five-year strategic plan.

Traffic at Lang'ata road in Nairobi
Traffic at Lang'ata road in Nairobi