TRAFFIC UPDATE: Roads To Be Closed For Beyond Zero Marathon


TRAFFIC UPDATE: Roads To Be Closed For Beyond Zero Marathon

The second edition of the marathon will see many roads closed and traffic diverted from as early as 1AM and 5AM respectively up to noon.

The Nairobi County Traffic Command Unit has an elaborate and a comprehensive plan to manage traffic activities tomorrow.

DIVERSIONS

  • Motorists from Mombasa general direction destined to the city centre and other parts of the country through Mombasa road and Uhuru highway will be diverted at enterprise road / Mombasa road junction (GM). They will access CBD through either enterprise road or Mombasa road wrong side which will be used as a single carriage way.
  • At Lusaka roundabout, motorists from Mombasa direction will be diverted to access their various destinations via either city stadium through Lusaka road or Haile Selassie Avenue roundabout through Bunyala roundabout wrong side via Baricho road.
  • Motorists intending to use Ngong road from railway roundabout will be diverted at Haile Selassie round about to access City Mortuary roundabout via Kenyatta Avenue / Uhuru Highway (Nyayo house) roundabout.
  • Motorists who intend to use Kenyatta Avenue will be diverted at Kenyatta Avenue / Uhuru Highway roundabout to access Kenyatta Avenue / State House Avenue junction wrong side. This stretch will be used as a single carriageway and motorists will be directed accordingly.
  • Motorists from Ngong road intending to access CBD and other parts through Mbagathi way will be diverted at the City Mortuary roundabout to use Valley road, Kenyatta Avenue and Mbagathi way wrong side.
  • Motorists from Langata road will be diverted at Mbagathi way / Langata road roundabout to either use Mbagathi way to the City Mortuary roundabout or Mai Mahiu road.
  • Motorists from Muhoho Avenue intending to join Madaraka roundabout will be diverted to use either south B Fly over or Langata road towards Langata general direction to reach their respective destinations.

CLOSURES

The following roads and stretches will be closed:

  • Mombasa road from enterprise road / Mombasa road junction up to Lusaka road / Langata road roundabout.
  • Uhuru highway between Lusaka road / Langata road roundabout and Bunyala road / Uhuru Highway roundabout (both sides).
  • From Bunyala roundabout up to State House Avenue / Kenyatta Avenue junction through Kenyatta Avenue / Uhuru Highway roundabout.
  • Ngong road from Kenyatta Avenue / State House Avenue junction up to the City Mortuary roundabout through Kenya National Library
  • Cathedral road
  • Haileselassie Avenue from Haileselassie / Uhuru roundabout up to Ragati road / Haileselassie junction
  • Lower Hill road up to Bunyala roundabout through British High Commission headquarters
  • Upper Hill road up to Hill Park Hotel
  • Hospital road from Ngong road Junction up to Hill Park through Mara road
  • Aerodrome road
  • Langata road from  Lusaka road / Langata road roundabout up to Madaraka roundabout both sides

NOTE

  • Hospital road and Raph Bunche road which serves Kenyatta National Hospital will not be closed until 5.00am. Motorists can access it through Agwings Kodhek.
  • However, emergency vehicles such as ambulances and Fire Brigades will be allowed to access Kenyatta National Hospital under the direction of Traffic Police officers.
  • Madaraka roundabout will also be left accessible until 5.00am whereby motorists will be able to access Madaraka / Strathmore estates. Motorists from those estates can access Mombasa road and other destinations through South B Fly over via Muhoho Avenue or Langata road.

PARKING

VIPs and Members of public will  park at Nakumatt Mega opposite Nyayo National Stadium.


CONCLUSION

  • There will be adequate  signage to provide information to all motorists
  • There will also be adequate presence of Police officers on the ground to assist motorists in terms   of giving timely information as well as addressing their concerns. It is therefore imperative to all motorists to cooperate and drive with due care and attention with a view to making the event a great success.

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