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Major City Roads to Close During AU Summit

by Dan Ngabonziza
5:01 pm

Chez Lando roundabout -right; the Kigali International Airport highway will be closed to public traffic-Left: the Kimihurura-town highway

Several roads across the capital Kigali will be closed from time to time for a period of four days during the Extraordinary Summit Heads of State of the African Union.

According to a statement issued by City of Kigali authorities, the roads will be closed from March 19-22, 2018.

The Kigali airport highway at the level of Rwanda Parliament past Gishushu junction

This is Airport-CBD road past Rwanda Parliament. This road will only be accessible to the visitors

The roads to be closed include; Kigali International Airport-Remera road- Kigali-Convention Centre- Sopetrade and Hotel Mille Collines – Serena Hotel road.

City authorities said the move is to ensure safety of delegates and Heads of State who will attend the summit that kicks off next week, March 20-23rd.

Kimihurura road along MINADEF garden after the Kimihurura(Convention) main roundabout will be off public traffic

To Avoid possible disruptions by road users during the summit, City authorities provided several alternative roads.

For instance, people travelling from Central Business District (CBD) heading to Remera and Kanombe will use Nyabugogo or Yamaha towards Kinamba- Kacyiru-Nyarutarama- Kibagabaga-Kimironko.

Those who will wish to use another route will have to go through Nyabugogo/Yamaha-Kinamba-Kanogo- Rwandex- Sonatube- Niboye- Kabeza-Busanza-Kanombe, or use Nyamirambo-Rugunga- Kanogo or Gikondo- Rwandex- Sonatube- Niboye-Kabeza-Busanza-Kanombe roads.

All photos by Plaisir Muzogeye