Relief for pedestrians as repair on City Square footbridge nears completion
The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (Kura) has said they will finish repairing the City Square Post Office footbridge on Haile Selassie Avenue on Sunday, March 5, 2023.
The footbridge was damaged by a trailer carrying an excavator more than two years ago and has been undergoing repairs for the last two weekends.
“Please note, works for strengthening the Central Bank of Kenya -City Square Post Office Footbridge will be completed on Sunday, 5th March 2023 at Midnight. We thank all motorists and pedestrians for their patience and cooperation,” Kura said on Thursday.
On February 19 and February 26, 2023, Kura closed the road for repairs. Earlier on in December 2020, the footbridge was closed in December 2020 by the defunct Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) for renovation.
A temporary steel structure was erected to support the bridge as construction plans for a new footbridge were said to be underway.
The footbridge is used by many pedestrians crossing Haile Selassie Avenue from Kenya Railways headquarters.
The initial plan was to construct a new footbridge, and NMS painted zebra crossing signs along the road for pedestrians and also erected bumps on the avenue.
The bumps did not last for long and were removed after traffic snarl-ups were witnessed along the avenue.
Before the erection of speed bumps, pedestrians found crossing the busy road had proved a nightmare for pedestrians.