Section of Imara Daima Road in Nairobi to be closed for 8 days
The Kenya National Highways Authority (Kenha) has issued a notice of temporary closure of the Tegla Lorupe Road in Imara Daima.
Kenha said tsections of Road between Moses Tanui Junction and Cosmas Ndeti Road Junction will be closed from September 25 to October 2.
According to the Authority, the closure of the road is to allow the construction of a cross culvert that will collect rainwater from Mombasa Road and solve the problem of flooding in the area.
“The Kenya National Highways Authority wishes to notify the public that there will be a temporary closure of a section of the Tegla Lorupe between Moses Tanui Road junction (Tuffsteel) and Cosmas Ndeti Road junction,” the statement read in part.
Motorists accessing Imara Daima and nearby estates have been advised to turn off at the Moses Tanui Road junction at Tuffsteel behind Imara Daima Mall, then proceed straight and turn left into Cosmas Ndeti Road.
Kenha cautioned motorists to approach the section with caution and follow the traffic signs and guidance as directed by Marshals and police.
In September 2023, Kenha said they are on course to expand the construction of the Imara Outfall Drain.
The canal stretches for 3.5km long to the Ngong River and will divert flood waters that have haunted the estate for decades.
The outfall runs from A8 through, Imara Mall, Imara estate, Embakasi Girls, Mukuru Kwa Njenga, Kware and terminates at Ngong River (Outering Road).
According to Kenha Director of Corporate Communications Samuel Kumba, the works include a mega access culvert at Joe Kimanga Road.
Mr Kumba said the project will also entail increasing the capacity of the side drains along the Tegla Lorupe Road and upgrading of the crossing culvert cutting Tegla Lorupe.
Along A8 Mombasa Road, Kenha is also expanding capacity of roadside drainages to contain perennial flooding witnessed in the area.
When it rains, Imara Daima is one of the most affected wards in the city with some sections completely a no-go zone for pedestrians.
In March 2023, angry residents blamed the area leaders for failing to work on the drainage and roads while the weather was favourable.