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Why Kenha has temporarily closed 5 roundabouts along Uhuru Highway

The Kenya National Highways Authority (Kenha) has commenced the temporary closure of five roundabouts along the Uhuru Highway.

The roundabouts – Nyayo Stadium, Bunyala, Haile Selassie Avenue, Kenyatta Avenue, and University Way – will be closed from December 28, until January 1, 2024.

According to Kenha, the closure will facilitate essential road maintenance works along the said stretches.

Commenting on the closure, Kenha Director General Eng. Kung’u Ndung’u urged motorists to exercise caution and obey signs when using the route.

“The Kenya National Highways Authority (Kenha) wishes to notify the Public that there will be temporary partial closure at five roundabouts along Uhuru Highway (A8),” Ndung’u said.

“This closure will commence from December 28, 2023, to January 1, 2024, both days inclusive. This is to allow for highway maintenance works along these sections.”

He urged motorists to approach the affected sections with caution as some lanes will be closed and traffic subjected to shared lanes and to also follow the traffic signs and guidance in place as shall be directed by traffic marshalls and Police on site.

The closure comes a day after the Authority also announced another temporary closure of a section of the Nairobi Southern Bypass for 28 days.

In a public notice on Wednesday, December 27, Ndung’u said the section of the Nairobi Southern Bypass (both bounds) between Lang’ata Interchange and Ngong Interchange will be closed from December 27, 2023, to January 23, 2024.

The closure will facilitate the installation of a Virtual Weighbridge along the section.

“To minimise the traffic disruption, the closure will involve one lane of each carriageway at a time,” said Kenha then.

“Motorists therefore are required to use one lane of each carriageway on both bounds.”

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