Section of Lang’ata Road to be closed on Sunday
The Kenya National Highways Authority has announced that a section of Lang’ata Road, at the T-Mall roundabout, in Nairobi, will be closed on Sunday, September 25.
The closure of the road, according to the road agency, is to pave way for the erection of the T-mall footbridge. According to the Authority, the closure will last 12 hours (from 5am to 5pm).
Traffic disruption will be experienced at the Nyayo Stadium bound service lane between T-mall and Madaraka roundabout.
“Kenha wishes to notify the public that a section of Langata Road, along the service lane (Nyayo bound lane) between T-Mall Roundabout and Madaraka Roundabout will experience traffic disruptions,” Kenha Director General Kungu Ndungu said in a statement.
The Authority noted that the installation of the footbridge is aimed at ensuring a continuous pedestrian walkway on the busy highway.
Motorists have since been urged to adhere to instructions given by traffic marshals on alternative areas surrounding the construction area.
“Motorists from Raila Odinga Way and Langata headed towards Madaraka Roundabout are advised to take Ole Sangale Link or Mai Mahiu Roads,” he added.
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In January, a section of the road, at the T-Mall roundabout, was closed for six days to pave way for the erection of the T-Mall flyover.
The government has officially opened the T-Mall flyover along Lang’ata Road for use by the public in August. The flyover had been under construction for the past two years.
The Sh3 billion new flyover was built by Spanish engineering company Centunion, which began construction of the four-lane flyover in November 2020.
It is meant to reduce traffic along the busy road that has been a headache to many motorists due to the traffic snarl up around the area.
The flyover allows motorists headed to Ongata Rongai and Magadi to drive over an elevated road to the Shell Petrol Station next to the Wilson Airport.
Vehicles headed to Mbagathi Road, South C and Wilson Airport will use the underpass, a move that is intended to end traffic jams along the busy Lang’ata Road.
The project is a public-private partnership between the government of Kenya and the government of the Kingdom of Spain.