Construction of the Southern Bypass in Nairobi complete

By Beth Nyaga

Construction of the Southern Bypass in Nairobi is complete.

Motorists can now use the road from the junction of Mombasa road interchange at Ole Sereni all the way to Kikuyu.

The bypass is expected to ease traffic along Mombasa Road, Langata Road and Ngong Road.

With a majority of commuters getting caught in traffic jam daily, the bypass is meant to reduce traffic congestion within the capital city that is estimated to cost the country 37 billion shillings annually.

The road has been fitted with street lights to facilitate safe drive at night.

Currently, final works are being conducted with workers erecting wall barriers along the bypass adjacent to Kibera.

The wall barriers are intended to protect and prevent nearby residents from crossing the highway.

Kenya National Highways Authority says: “Works in most sections of the bypass is completed with the contractor just winding up.”

Also other activities noticeable along the bypass is landscaping as a way of beautifying the highway.

The bypass has three main interchanges at Mombasa, Langata and Ngong Roads to ensure smooth and safe flow of traffic with fly-overs, partial interchanges, at Community, Dagoretti and Thogoto roads being included.

Motorists especially trailers using the northern corridor are advised to use the bypass to reduce congestion within the city centre.

  

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