The Thika superhighway will be partially closed on the weekend of 14th September to 15th September 2019 which is obviously expected to cause a heavy traffic snarl-up.
Thika road will be closed at Allsopps area to enable the installation of overpass concrete beams on the construction that has been for the last few months.
The Allsopps road construction at the Thika superhighway seeks to facilitate the ongoing construction of the Outer Ring Overpass.
The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) issued a statement on 11th September 2019 saying the ever-busy superhighway would be closed on the 14th and 15th of September 2019.
Motorists headed to Nairobi city center will be guided on the service lanes which will result in heavy traffic so they can use alternative routes if possible.
KURA noted that traffic marshals will be available around the area to guide motorists and control traffic in a bid to avoid clogging.
“Thika Superhighway at Allsopps (Outer Ring Road Junction) will be closed on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 2019 in order to install beams on the ongoing construction of the Outer Ring overpass,” the statement issued by KURA Acting Director-General Silas Kinoti reads.
Motorists will also be required to do with more inconveniencing the next weekend of 21st and 22nd September 2019.
The Thika Superhighway express lanes will be closed from 6 am to 6 pm on 14th and 15th September 2019 and then again 21st and 22nd September 2019.
— KURA (@KURAroads) September 11, 2019
“It is advisable for motorists to use alternative routes to reduce congesting the service lanes,” KURA said in its statement.
The Thika superhighway is regularly used by motorists coming from Thika, Juja, Ruiru, Githurai, Roysambu, Kahawa Wendani, Allsopps, Muthaiga, Pangani and Ngara amongst others.
A majority of Nairobi residents who work in the Central Business District live in routes that can only be easily accessed through the Thika Superhighway which will only make it reasonable if motorists choose the use of public transport to ease traffic.