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KeNHA locks down a section of Mombasa Road

The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has temporarily closed down Mombasa Road’s southern bypass for two days.

The news comes after the upcoming groundwork road leading to Moi International Airport developed cracks, which could put the lives of motorists at risk.

During a presser, the roads agency released a statement informing motorists regarding the closure of Miritini- Mwache-Kipevu road for two days.

As a result of this temporary lockdown, the authority will have ample time for further engineering observations and necessary monitoring.

“A small section of the cut slope along the southern bypass and adjacent to the Moi International Airport fenceline has exhibited movement as a result of unfavorable subsurface conditions and previous moisture ingress,” read the KeNHA Director General Peter Mundinia statement in part.

The road’s temporary closure took effect on Sunday evening from 7 pm with motorists using the  Miritini-Kwa Jomvu-Mombasa road as alternative routes.

Given that the SGR operation will resume this morning, the closure will significantly affect the Standard Gauge Railway Miritini services.

Through Charles Njogu, KeNHA’s  Assistant Director of Corporate Communications, the agency further stated that Moi Internal Airport faces the same problems on the slopes far from the road construction.

It seems there’s a substantial geological occurrence over a considerable cross-section. Following the statement, KeNHA engineers moved to the site yesterday evening for observation and monitoring.

Oncoming traffic within that area has an alternative route that’s around 800 meters on a different lane.

So far, it’s been three weeks since the road section started developing the cracks.

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