, NAIROBI, Kenya Nov 11 – The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) is notifying motorists that the left hand side of Ngong Road from City Mortuary roundabout to the Kenya National Library will be closed for a week from Sunday 12th to Sunday 19th.
The closure of one side of the road which is under construction will affect traffic on the busy city road and the roads Authority is advising motorists to use alternative routes.
The temporary closure is to allow surface works along the section which is part of the upgrade of Ngong road phase 1 to a dual carriage from the National Library to Dagoretti Corner – a distance of 2.5 kilometres – at a cost of Sh1.3 billion.
“Motorists are requested to use alternative routes as we endeavor to improve our urban road network,” the authority said in a statement.
Construction of the road is aimed at easing traffic congestion in the city.
According to KURA, phase one upgrade is 75 percent complete with construction of phase two (from Dagoretti Corner to Karen Roudabout) in the preparation stage.
The 4.2Km by-pass road from Ngong Road/Ring Road Kilimani to Langata road via Kibera is also under construction as part of easing traffic in the city.