The Kenya National Highway Authority (KENHA) has issued a traffic advisory informing the public of the temporal closure of sections in Uhuru Highway.
The close down starts from Haile Selassie to Bunyala roundabouts on Mombasa-bound lanes from 19\10\2023 to 21\10\2023 both days inclusive.
The board cited highway maintenance works as the major factor behind the closure of the sections of roads.
Taking to their official X account, KENHA issued a statement notifying members of the public of their decision to temporarily close down the stated roads.
They advised on alternative routes, with drivers heading towards Mombasa road being advised to exit at Haile Selassie roundabout and share the Nairobi Bound carriageway then rejoin Mombasa Bound carriageway at Bunyala roundabout
Motorists were also advised to approach the site under construction with caution and to strictly adhere to traffic signs and guidance.
”The Kenya National Highway Authority wishes to notify the public of a temporal closure of Uhuru Highway from Haile Selassie to Bunyala roundabout on Mombasa bound lanes from Thursday, October 19,2023 to Saturday, October 21,2023 both days inclusive. This is to allow highway maintenance works along the section” read part of the statement.
Temporary closure of Uhuru Highway Mombasa bound between Haile Selassie and Bunyala Roundabouts from 19th – 21st October 2023 pic.twitter.com/H5NOiVpX9n
— Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) (@KeNHAKenya) October 19, 2023
Netizens took to the comment section to react to the news of the closure with others giving examples of roads in the city that need maintenance while the bigger lot feared the huge traffic jam that would ensue considering it is happening during a public holiday.
” Chiromo UpTo Westlands roundabout looks terrible, remove matatus in between the roads,re-carpet the road and plant some trees and flowers at Westlands roundabout”
”Bad traffic jam loading.” kenyans on X commented