In Summary
  • Some commuters on their way to work to Nairobi CBD were caught up in the snarl-up.
  • The contractor is doing an interchange for the Outer Ring Road that connects Thika and Mombasa roads.
  • Outer Ring was opened more than a year ago but traffic on the road has worsened.

Traffic built up on Thika Road at Allsops on Monday morning after a contractor closed inner lanes of the highway to build an overpass.

The new exchange is expected to ease traffic at the junction of the busy highway and Outer Ring Road.

Only two lanes of the main highway are currently in use on either side of the road that handles hundreds of thousands vehicles per day.

On Monday, some commuters on their way to work to Nairobi CBD were caught up in the snarl-up that stretched back past the Garden City Mall.

CONSTRUCTION

“Major jam on Thika Road from Allsops… caused by the lanes being reduced to 2 due to the construction,” read a tweet by Ma3route, which gives traffic updates to motorists.

Mr Njoroge Muchiri, who used the road, tweeted: “Allsops the cause of Thika Road traffic jam up to Githurai.”

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