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KeNHA Closes Several Lanes Along Thika Superhighway

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Several lanes on Thika Superhighway have on Monday August 31 been temporarily closed for maintenance works.

A statement from the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) said the affected sections are between Nairobi – Ruiru and Ruiru – Thika.

“These works may result in temporary closure of some lanes during the day,” their statement seen by 254news.co.ke read.

Statement by the Kenya National Highways Authority on closure of several lanes along Thika Road.

Motorists have been urged to exercise caution around the work areas, follow the traffic management plan and directions given by the traffic marshals.

On August 22, a section of Thika Road motorists were stuck in traffic for over two hours on Saturday morning August 22.

Some took to Twitter wondering what had caused the snarl up while others warned fellow motorists to avoid the superhighway at all costs.

The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) had announced that a section of the Thika Superhighway would be closed for five days starting August 21.

The closure at the Garden City Mall that is in effect until August 25 was to allow for the erection of a footbridge.

Garden City mall footbridge under construction. Source: Twitter

Earlier this month, a section of Thika Road was closed at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies/Survey of Kenya.

The closure was also to allow the erection a footbridge whose construction had been ongoing for several months.


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