NMS to repair, upgrade ‘damaged’ iconic Haile Selassie Avenue footbridge

By Irene Githinji On Thu, 31 Dec, 2020 16:33 | < 1 min read
Haile Selassie Avenue footbridge. PHOTO: TWITTER

The Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) is to refurbish the City Square Post Office footbridge on the busy Haile Selassie Avenue.

The iconic footbridge was damaged by a trailer carrying an excavator earlier in December.

NMS is erecting a temporary steel structure to support the bridge as plans to construct a new one get underway.

In the meantime, pedestrians and motorists have been advised to exercise caution.

NMS Director of Roads, Infrastructure and Public works Michael Ochieng said temporary steel structure will be erected to support the footbridge in the short term as plans for construction of a new footbridge are concluded.

Speaking to the media at the site of the damaged footbridge, the engineer said pedestrian crossing signs have already been placed on the road for pedestrians, a situation that will temporarily halt traffic flow on the busy Haile Selassie Avenue.

The footbridge is quite significant for pedestrians crossing the Haile Selassie Avenue from Kenya Railways headquarters and its damage had to be addressed immediately.

Ochieng asked pedestrians and motorists using the road to exercise caution especially at the construction site to avoid accidents.

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