The Kenya National Highways Authority has shared the alternative routes for motorists during the partial closure of Waiyaki Way. The closure will also affect Mombasa Road and Uhuru Highway to give way for the construction of the Nairobi Expressway.
Notably, a section of Waiyaki Way will be closed until 2021 to give way for the removal of St. Mark footbridge. Consequently, Waiyaki Way will be closed from Goodman Tower to Sanlam Tower, a 500m stretch, between September 26 and April 1, 2021.
According to KENHA, traffic movement for all vehicles from City Centre to James Gichuru direction should turn left into the Service Road before St Mark’s Footbridge and rejoin Waiyaki Way after Mvuli Road.
The authority added that it will designate pedestrian walkways on the closed stretch in front of Park Inn Hotel.
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Motorists were further requested to follow directions as shall be indicated on the road signage provided and by traffic marshalls on site.
More than 70 police officers have been deployed to the Nairobi Expressway project along Mombasa Road in Nairobi to help the contractors and motorists operate with little disruption.
The officers include 20 new traffic personnel and 50 others from the Administration Police Service’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Unit (CIPU).
President Uhuru Kenyatta is scheduled to visit the site to inspect the progress so far.