Nairobians be warned. There will be huge Traffic gridlocks and jams as schools reopen. – By Gerald Gekara.
The jams will be worsened by the the closure of parts of Mombasa Road, Uhuru Highway and Waiyaki Way.
On the other hand, works on the long awaited Langata Road/Mbagathi Way overpass on Langata Road have commenced, partially closing access at Tmall.
China Road and Bridge Corporation(CRBC) works on the busy Nyayo Stadium round about yesterday.
The iconic Nairobi Express Way project is on schedule for completion early next year (2022).
The project has employed more than 2,500 Kenyans skilled in plumbing, electrical and masonry.
Statistics have shown that a further 100,000 vehicles will be on the roads during the back to school season. This will choke access to the city using major highways.
With schools re-opening tommorow, close to 1 million secondary and primary school pupils will be travelling to various schools countrywide.
Most primary schools in Nairobi are day schools, with pupils commuting to and from home.
In a bid to reduce stress on public transport, inter-county trains have been ordered to double their trips. In his announcement, Transport CS James Macharia urged students to take advantage of the refurbished trains.