Motorists Thank Kidero for Removing Drums on Roundabouts
However, it is still unclear if it’s over for the drums and the traffic reconfiguration with the Nairobi County Transport Executive Member Mohamed Abdullahi insinuating the removal is a temporary one to pave way for leveling of a four kilometer stretch at the southern bypass.
It had been a nightmare for sections of motorists especially along the busy Mombasa road after the city county government effected changes on traffic movement altering the flow at Bunyala and Nyayo roundabouts.
And as some of them recommended that heavy commercial vehicles be rerouted to the southern bypass, that road is yet to be completed as there are pending issues between the Kenya Wildlife Service and the government since the bypass is designed to pass through a section of the Nairobi National Park.
Five days to complete the southern by-pass
Currently this section has been used to channel traffic to the bypass but has for the last few days been closed to pave way for leveling.
Nairobi Governor Dr Evans Kidero announced it would take five days to complete the work and have it reopened.
Just two days to the expiry of that period, this is yet to be completed.
Part of the proposed solutions is the removal of five roundabouts and replacing them with signalized junction.
Though not a perfect example, a signalized junction would mirror the four way junction at the Yaya Centre, the intersection between the Ring-Road Pumwani Road and Argwings Kodhek Road.
Even though the traffic is not signalized, motorists have to observe discipline and courtesy, whose lack of, often leads to traffic clogging.
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