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A section of Thika Superhighway to be closed for 5 days.

The Kenya National Highways Authority KeNHA has issued a notice to motorists plying Thika Road of the intended closure of some sections of the road for engineering works.

KeNHA on Friday August 14 announced that the section around Garden City Mall will be closed to allow engineers erect a steel deck on the road.

Motorists will not have access to the section for five days starting Friday August 21 to Tuesday August 25, with the closure set to start at 9pm to 4.30am for the five days.

Traffic heading to Nairobi has been advised to use Exit 8 at Kasarani, through Baba Dogo Road and to join Thika Road through Outering Road.

Thika-bound traffic will use the diversion around the site or seek alternative routes behind the Mountain Mall.

“Motorists are requested to exercise caution around the work areas, to follow the traffic management plan and the directions given by the traffic marshals,” KeNHA DG Peter Mundinia stated.

Thika Superhighway is undergoing constant expansion and renovation, with footbridges also being set at various junctures of the road.

A Chinese firm is also set to commence the construction of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in August 2020 at an estimated cost of Kshs. 5.6 billion and will have lanes that run from Thika Superhighway through the Central Business District to Kenyatta National Hospital.

Over 100 buses will use the lanes to ease congestion from the road and Nairobi City.