Why parts of Ngong Road will be closed until Sunday
The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (Kura) on Wednesday has said parts of Ngong Road will be closed to motorists.
The road, which is under construction, will, starting Thursday, August 24, be closed to motorists.
It will be open on Saturday, August 26.
— KURA (@KURAroads) August 23, 2017
Kura, in an advert in local dailies, added that the 24-hour closure will be to enable them carry out Asphalt Surface Course works along the sections from Box Culvert to Shell Petrol Station.
Motorists have been advised to use alternative routes to access Mucai Drive and other accesses through Mbagathi Way.
The access roads will be opened for public use on Monday morning, August 28, 2017.
Members of the public have been urged to cooperate and bear with the situation.
Phase one of the Ngong Road dualling project, which was initially set for completion in July, was delayed by five months owing to challenges of shifting water and power lines.
Kura, the agency overseeing the construction, said the delays in relocating data cables, power and water lines had made it impossible for the contractor to complete the project as scheduled.
FUNDED BY JAPANESE GOVERNMENT
World Kaihatsu Kogyo Ltd., a Japanese firm, is undertaking works on the first phase of the project – stretching 2.7km between the Kenya National Library and the Prestige Plaza.
The Sh1.4 billion project was launched in August last year.
The Ngong Road expansion project is funded through a grant by the Japanese government under its Economic Co-operation Programme Project and is being supervised by Tokyo based Katahira and Engineers International.
Phase two of the project, meant to start in September, will cover the stretch between Prestige Plaza and Dagoretti Corner.