The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) announced the temporary closure of a section of the busy Langata Road again on Sunday.
KeNHA issued a public notice on Tuesday alerting motorists plying Langata Road of the Sunday interruption.
According to KeNHA, the section of the road between the U-turn to Langata Hospital and Langata Barracks Roundabout will be closed for 12 hours from 5 am to 5 pm. to allow to necessitate the scheduled erection of a Langata Barracks Footbridge.
“The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) wishes to notify the public that a section of Langata Road, between the U-turn to Langata Hospital and Langata Barracks Roundabout will be closed on Sunday, October 9, 2022, from 5.00 am to 5.00 pm (12 hours),” the notice read.
“This follows the planned erection of Langata Barracks Footbridge.”
The authority stated the installation of the footbridge will enhance pedestrians' safety on the busy road.
KeNHA advised motorists to follow the proposed traffic management plan and cooperate with the police and traffic marshals on site.
The authority advises motorists heading towards City Centre to take Kungu Karumba Road then take Kitengela Road towards Langata Hospital back to Langata Road.
Motorists heading towards Bomas and Karen are advised to take the U-turn towards Langata Hospital through Kitengela Road then to Kungu Karumba Road and back to Langata Road at Barracks Roundabout.
KeNHA provided the following diagram directing motorists on how to manoeuvre traffic on the material day.
This closure comes within a week of a similar exercise that enabled the erection of eh T-Mall footbridge.