DPWH to conduct road repairs, reblocking from Aug. 23 to 27
Robie de Guzman • August 23, 2019 • 469
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to conduct road repairs and reblocking from August 23 (Friday) to August 27 (Tuesday), the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced.
In an advisory, the MMDA said the road repair will start at 11 p.m. in the following roads.
EDSA cor. Bulacan St. to Philam (1st lane from center island)
EDSA from Magallanes – Baclaran Bus Stop to Magallanes – Alabang Bus Stop (outer lane)
EDSA Eugenio Lopez – Sct. Borromeo (desilting and construction of manhole)
Katipunan Ave. from after Boni Serrano Tunnel to P. Tuazon St. (truck lane)
Quezon City along EDSA Southbound between West Avenue and Philam Village (restoration/concreting works)
Quirino Highway Theresa Heights and before Belfast (inner lane)
Elliptical Rd before Commonwealth Ave. (7th lane from outer sidewalk)
Novaliches General Luis before Oriental Tin
EDSA Main Ave. to P. Tuazon (1st lane from sidewalk)
C-5 Road C.P Garcia Bridge approach B
Taguig City fronting Palar Village 245 M before KM 17+000
Motorists are advised to avoid the said areas and use alternate routes instead.Affected roads will be fully passable by 5 a.m. on Tuesday, August 27, the MMDA said.
MANILA, Philippines – Several roads in Metro Manila will be closed to motorists starting Friday night to give way to the scheduled weekend road repairs and reblocking, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced.
In an advisory, the MMDA said repair works on the following roads will begin at 11 p.m. (Sept. 13) until 5 a.m. (Sept. 16):
EDSA-Bansalangin to North Avenue (U-turn), 5th lane from sidewalk
EDSA-Magallanes-Baclaran Bus Stop to Magallanes-Alabang Bus Stop
C-5 Road near Market Market Mall
C-5 Road in front of Palar Village in Taguig City
Quirino Highway-Salvia Street to before Belfast Road (outer lane)
Elliptical Road after Maharlika Street (8th lane from outer sidewalk)
General Luis Street-Rebisco Road to SB Road
Bonifacio Ave. near Selecta Drive (1st lane from sidewalk)
Batasan/ San Mateo Rd. in front of Petron (1st lane from center island)
EDSA Main Ave. to before P. Tuazon tunnel (1st lane from the sidewalk)
Katipunan Avenue/C-5 Road after CP Garcia St. (truck lane)
Affected motorists are advised to avoid the said areas and use alternate routes instead.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will be inspecting the venues for the Southeast Asian Games to be held from November 30 to December 11.
DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar has directed offices on the inspection and maintenance of roads and structural assessment for the said venues.
“Along with the festivities and excitement brought by the forthcoming games, vigilance and safety of the participants and audience must always be of highest importance to avoid undesired incidents,” according to Villar.
On-going constructions along the SEA Games venues will also be temporarily suspended for five days before and after the SEA games events.
The DPWH also said they will coordinate with the local government units (LGU) in various cities and municipalities of Region 1,3, 4A, and the National Capital Region (NCR) “for the conduct of structural assessment of billets and hotels that will accommodate the SEA Games participants and guest.”—AAC
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) warns the public of heavier traffic in Metro Manila during ‘ber’ months.
The MMDA expects the volume of vehicles to increase by us much as 20% in October. Based on their data, around 410,000 vehicles have been traversing EDSA in the past few days.
According to MMDA EDSA Traffic Head Bong Nebrija, this is higher than the recorded volume of vehicles in December last year.
“Halimbawa na lang kung ang isang bote ay may kapasidad na 268 [thousand] tapos lalagyan ng 410 [thousand], ay imaginin niyo na lang ang mangyayari, (For example, a bottleneck has a capacity of 268 [thousand cars] then you will place 410 [thousand]. Imagine what will happen)” he said.
MMDA Spokesperson Celine Pialago assured the Mabuhay Lanes are free of obstruction.
“Iyong mga Mabuhay Lanes po namin sustained and maintained by MMDA. Okay naman po iyon, wala namang obstruction iyon na nakikita niyo 24/7, (Our Mabuhay Lanes are sustained and maintained by MMDA. [The roads] are okay, there are obstructions. You can see it 24/7)” she said.
Meanwhile, local government units (LGU) continue to conduct road clearing operations to maintain roads in the National Capital Region.—AAC (with reports from Vincent Arboleda).
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