The Nairobi expressway is set for closure tonight at 9 pm.
In a statement, Moja Expressway Company – the firm that is managing the road- said this follows the expiry of the trial period.
They say the closure will pave way for the official commissioning of the road by the government.
“The trial period for the Nairobi Expressway, which commenced on May 14th, 2022, has come to an end. The road will now be closed from 9 pm this Saturday, July 30 2022, until it is officially commissioned,” the company said.
According to Moja Expressway, the official commissioning of the road will mark a monumental achievement which has given Nairobi a new face.
“Moja Expressway Company Limited regrets any inconvenience caused and motorists will be advised upon resumption of service on the expressway,” the statement said.
The road was opened for trial by President Uhuru Kenyatta on May 14 saying the period would help the government asses the road as well as identify areas and sections of the road that needed polishing and improvement.
The 27-kilometre expressway stretches from Mlolongo through Uhuru Highway to the James Gichuru Road junction in Westlands.