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Twitter Users Caution Motorists On Massive Thika Road Traffic Jam (PHOTOS)

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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.

“If Thika Road(Garden city/Homeland )is your transit point out of town, snooze that alarm.” warned Njoki Mwihaki on Twitter.

The footbridge being erected around Garden City Mall. Source: Twitter

“Northern Bypass affected by Thika Road Traffic. Expect a very slow movement.” added Motorist Association.

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 is to allow for the erection of a footbridge.

Motorists have been advised to use Exit 8 at Kasarani, follow the Babadogo road and join Thika Road via the Outering road.

Those headed to Thika will be diverted to use the alternative routes behind Mountain Mall.

Huge traffic snarl up along Thika Road on Saturday morning August 22. Source: Twitter

KeNHA has asked motorists to exercise caution around the work areas and adhere to the traffic directions given my traffic marshals.

Earlier this month, the 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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Sources: Twitter

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