Next time you visit Nairobi, the major roads will look different and, hopefully, the traffic will flow faster.
This is because the Nairobi County Government has now started removing roundabouts along Langata Road and Waiyaki Way in a bid to ease traffic congestion by 30 to 40 per cent.
Roundabouts on Langata Road and Westlands are scheduled to be removed on Saturday from 7pm throughout the night. Nairobi traffic boss Edward Mwamburi has urged motorists to be patient and expect traffic delays on these roads.
“I urge motorists using Langata road and Westlands to use alternative routes,” he said. Consequently, motorists plying these roads will have to use different routes to enter and leave the Central Business District to allow the removal of the roundabouts.
Motorists from the city and Rhapta Road at the Westlands round-about will no longer be allowed to turn to Westlands but will instead proceed to make a U-turn at Brookside Drive then make their way back to the Westlands centre.
“We are looking at all the arterial roads that feed the CBD. What we have started with is the A104 which constitutes Uhuru Highway, Waiyaki Way stretch and Mombasa Road because it serves both local and international traffic,” said County Executive Member for Roads and Transport Mohammed Abdullahi.
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