• Kenya National Highways Authority Acting Director General David Muchilwa said the JKIA-Mlolongo section will be opened on September 10, 2021
• Muchilwa further said Westlands-James Gichuru will open on September 30, Haile Selassie-UoN roundabout to open by October 15.
All closed sections along Mombasa Road will be opened by October 15 this year.
In a notice on Tuesday, Kenya National Highways Authority Acting Director General David Muchilwa said the JKIA-Mlolongo section will be opened on September 10, 2021.
This was after many commuters spent the night in traffic along Mombasa road last week as the expressway is being built on a stretch of road.
Angry commuters vented their anger as they had to spend overnight in the massive traffic jam.
Muchilwa further said Westlands-James Gichuru will open on September 30, Haile Selassie-UoN roundabout to open by October 15.
He said multi-agency teams have been dispatched to control traffic along the routes.
This will ensure rapid response in case of accidents, adequate and proper signage, and well-defined U-turn points.
“We also urge the motorists to exercise caution as they drive along this road and keep within the speed limits indicated along with other traffic signs,” he said.
“We appeal to road users to exercise road courtesy as that will help manage the traffic even better.”
Muchilwa said they are determined to fast track the ongoing works as we assure all road users that they will continually provide an adequate diversion for smooth flow of traffic.
“Over the weekend, major works have been ongoing to manage the flow of traffic concentrated along the JKIA-Mlolongo section. There has been recorded positive progress on the earthworks along the JKIA-Mlolongo section of the road,” he said.
The section was earlier identified as one where motorists experienced extreme traffic congestion.
Muchilwa said the contractor is committed to minimising dust along the construction site and the diversion through sprinkling often.
“However, motorists are urged to avoid driving on the construction site and follow the designated diversion to avoid rains dust,” he said.
Edited by D Tarus
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