Southern Bypass - Ngong Road Junction

Artists impression

Artists impression

After getting numerous comments and emails about our low coverage of the Southern Bypass, our team decided to head up there and have a look.

For those who may be new to this project, you can get the datasheet here. Anyway, the Southern bypass as opposed to the Eastern & Northern bypasses does not pass through developed and much inhabited locations. Infact it even cuts through the Nairobi National Park so getting the updates can be abit tricky. It intersects with Ngong Road just after Lenana High School on your way to Karen at a rather bushy place which borders the Ngong Forest. Due to the ongoing construction and deep excavations, the area has opened up but still remains to be an island is a dense forest.

At the site, traffic has been diverted by the contractor who is keen on keeping traffic distractions at bay. As usual, the site has been fenced and security guards visible due to security concerns. More details will be coming. Have a look.

 

Approaching the site via Ngong Road, Karen bound. Warning signs can be seen all the way from Lenana School junction

Approaching the site via Ngong Road, Karen bound. Warning signs can be seen all the way from Lenana School junction

 

SOUTHERN BYPASS:

Notice the road sign every 10 metres as you approach the construction site.

SOUTHERN BYPASS:

 

 Already a bridge of the road currently in use

Already a bridge of the road currently in use

 

SOUTHERN BYPASS:

 

Wonder why the numerous warning signs on the approaching lanes..? This is why. Just a few meters from the barriers is this deep excavation for the foundation of what will be the interchange of the bypass and Ngong Road

Wonder why the numerous warning signs on the approaching lanes..? This is why. Just a few meters from the barriers is this deep excavation for the foundation of what will be the interchange of the bypass and Ngong Road

 

At the construction site the MegaProjects SafetyNoHarm Department is much pleased on how the contractor CRBC has handled safety both to the construction crew and motorist alike, the following was observed after inspection:

  • Construction workers wore helmets at the site
  • Clear and visible warning signs on the approaching lanes to warn drivers in good time.
  • Crew handling the traffic diversion to give way to heavy vehicles wore reflective jackets, had red flags

Lets see what will be built here, till then remember to drive safely at all times and obey the rules of the road.

Feature Image: Kenya Urban Roads Authority

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