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Section of Uhuru Highway to be closed for 3 days

The Kenya National Highways Authority (Kenha) has announced a three-day traffic disruption on a section of the Uhuru Highway for scheduled maintenance.

The closure will take place from Thursday, October 19 to Saturday, October 21, 2023, and will affect Mombasa-bound lanes between Haile Selassie and Bunyala Roundabouts.

In a public notice on Thursday 19 October, the authority said the temporary closure is to allow for road maintenance works along the stretch.

Motorists heading towards Mombasa Road have been advised to exit at Haile Selassie roundabout, share the Nairobi bound carriageway with Nairobi bound traffic and rejoin the Mombasa bound carriageway at Bunyala roundabout.

Motorists are also urged to exercise caution and adhere to traffic signs and instructions provided by marshalls and police personnel in the area.

“Motorists are advised to approach this section with caution and follow traffic signs and guidance as directed by traffic marshalls and police,” Kenha advised.

The authority said that they aim to complete the necessary maintenance promptly, minimizing inconvenience for road users while enhancing the overall condition of Uhuru Highway.

“Please plan your routes accordingly and cooperate with authorities during this temporary road closure,” it added.

In July, Kenha closed a section of Kenyatta Avenue at Uhuru Highway Roundabout in phases for 19 days and was done at off peak hours.

The closure was to allow for re-installation of a Cross Culvert across Kenyatta Avenue.

Kenha has been actively involved in repair works on lower-decker roads, including Uhuru Highway and Mombasa Road, which are linked to the Nairobi Expressway. These repairs are essential to prevent flooding.

Earlier this year, Kenha stated that there were plans to repair and upgrade Mombasa Road after the construction of the 27-kilometer Nairobi Expressway.

This construction led to the destruction of some parts of Waiyaki Way, Uhuru Highway with Mombasa Road being the most affected.

Kenha is responsible for the management, development, rehabilitation and maintenance of Class S, A and B roads in the country.

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