Mai Mahiu-Narok road to reopen on Tuesday- KeNHA
The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has announced the reopening of the Mai Mahiu-Narok Road on Tuesday, May 2, in the afternoon. The road was closed for repairs on Sunday, April 30, after floods swept away part of the road, causing large cracks and making it unsafe for motorists.
In a statement, KeNHA said, “The authority informs the public that restoration works are at an advanced stage and the team in the area has been ordered to work round the clock to ensure that the road is open to traffic as soon as possible.” The recovery work has been in full swing, with teams working tirelessly to repair the damaged road.
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Leaders of the Ministry of Roads and Transport, including Secretary General of Roads Eng. Joseph Mbugua and Director General of KeNHA Eng. Kungu Ndungu, assured the public that the road would be fully repaired before the end of Tuesday, May 2, 2023. Eng. Mbugua expressed satisfaction with the speed of the construction and called for patience and tolerance from motorists due to the inconvenience.
“We thank the public for their patience and we continue to urge everyone to be careful when using the roads, especially during this rainy season,” Mbugua said.
The damage occurred in a section 6 km from Mai Mahiu Town, towards Narok. Officials from the Ministry of Transportation ordered the closure of the road for public safety and to allow the convoy to carry out repair work. KeNHA had advised road users to use alternative routes such as the Narok-Kisiriri-Mau Summit-Njoro turn off (B18) Road, Narok-Bomet-Kaplong (B6) Road, and Kaplong-Kericho (B7) Road to reach their destinations.
The area has previously been affected by earth movements, and while the exact cause of the crack has not yet been established, preliminary reports attribute it to the ongoing rains. The timely reopening of the Mai Mahiu-Narok Road is expected to alleviate the disruption and inconvenience faced by motorists and local communities.