Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company has issued a public notice that it will shut down the water supply pipeline along Uhuru Highway, tomorrow.
According to the statement, the shutdown will take place from 6 am on July 15 to 6 am on July 16 due to ongoing construction of the Express Way.
In the statement issued to the media today, the areas to be affected include; the whole of city center, areas along Mombasa road, South ‘B’ and ‘C’ areas, University of Nairobi Main Campus, the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and Nairobi Central Business District.
Others Include Coca Cola Factory, EPZ Athi River, the whole industrial area, areas along Jogoo Road, City Stadium, Maringo, Bahati, Buruburu and the surrounding estates.
“This will facilitate interconnection of the relocated new and old water pipeline on Uhuru highway between Haile Selassie Avenue and Bunyala road junctions with Uhuru Highway to enable the release of the road corridor to the expressway road contractor,” the notice read.
“We appeal to our customers for indulgence and also urge them to use available water supply sparingly,” the statement read in part.
The Expressway project being implemented by KeNHA, is a four-lane dual carriageway that connects the Nairobi-Mombasa section and the Nairobi-Nakuru highway section terminating at Waiyaki Way.
Others are at Capital Centre, Haile Selassie Avenue, Thika Road, and The Mall in Westlands, Sarit Centre and James Gichuru Road.
The JKIA-Westlands Expressway is targeted to be completed by end of 2021, way ahead of the initial estimate of 2022.
The project, which links the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to Nairobi-Nakuru highway, is already up running with visible milestones.
It is expected to be a game changer once complete and is one of its kind in East and Central Africa, which will also act as a link between east of the country and the west.
By Alice Gworo