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Section of Kenyatta Avenue to be closed in phases for 19 days

A section of Kenyatta Avenue will be closed in phases for 19 days, the Kenya National Highways Authority (Kenha) has announced. 

A statement signed by Kenha Director General Kung’u Ndung’u said the closure that will take place between July 25 and August 12, will be to allow re-installation of a cross culvert at the Uhuru Highway Roundabout.

“The Kenya National Highways Authority hereby informs the public that a section of Kenyatta Avenue (at Uhuru Highway Roundabout), shall be closed in phases between Tuesday 25th July 2023 to Saturday 12th August 2023. To avoid traffic congestion the closure shall be done at off-peak hours from 9 pm to 4 am,” said Kenha in a statement.

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The Authority added that phase 1 of the closure will take place between July 25 to July 26 while Phase 2 will take place between July 28 to August 1.

The third phase will take place between August 3 and August seven while the fourth will be concluded on August 12.

“Motorists are urged to exercise caution and road courtesy as they cooperate with police and marshalls for better management of traffic,” the statement added.

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Kenyatta Avenue, which is a dual carriage highway connecting the Central Business District (CDB) and Upper Hill, is one of the busiest roads within the city.

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

This comes as road users have been calling the county administration to help address the issue of traffic lights which haven’t worked for almost a year now.

Besides the poor lighting, road users also complained of concrete weight blocks along the route.

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