Road users have been notified of traffic interruption on Thika Superhighway a section which will be closed for three days, from Thursday to Saturday.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) said the partial closure will be to enable the erection of a footbridge at the Mangu road junction (Njomoko).
The authority has further requested motorists to cooperate and comply with the proposed traffic management plan and as directed by the traffic marshals.
This is one of four footbridges along Thika Highway which construction had stalled for almost two years and will cost tax payers a whopping Sh820 million.
PUBLIC NOTICE: Erection of footbridge on the Thika Superhighway at KSMS: Traffic movement advisory pic.twitter.com/8qG3clQeI6
— Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) (@KeNHAKenya) July 28, 2020
Interways Works Limited were contracted to install the Witeithie and Mangu footbridges at a cost of Sh430 million, while Fourway Construction Limited will erect the Garden City and Survey of Kenya footbridges at a cost of Sh390 million.
The construction of the bridges started in May 2018.
Thika Superhighway is fitted with 18 footbridges, with 10 more designed but yet to be erected due to lack of funds.