The Kenya National Highway Authority (Kenha) has announced the closure of the Nairobi Southern Bypass.
Kenha said that the road will be closed from Ole Sereni interchange to Kikiyu town from Saturday, October 28, 2023, at midnight to Sunday, October 29, 2023, at 2:00 pm.
“Kenha wishes to notify the public of a temporary closure of Nairobi Southern Bypass from Ole Sereni interchange to Kikiyu town.”
The closure is to allow for the 2023 Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon to take place.
Kenha advised motorists to use Mombasa Road (A8) from Ole Sereni Interchange through Uhuru Highway and vice versa as the alternative route.
The Authority further advised to follow the traffic signs and guidance as directed by traffic marshalls and police.
National Traffic Commandant Mary Omari urged runners to use the southern bypass, where the Nairobi Traffic Department will manage road closures and detours in order to ensure smooth traffic flow.
“To make this marathon a success, we have created a schedule of road closures and detours. These measures will redirect traffic between Saturday 11pm and Sunday 1:30pm. This might cause temporary inconveniences but bear in mind it will ensure the safety and success of this marathon,” she said.