MANILA, Philippines — The Nagtahan Flyover in Manila will be partially closed for seven months as it undergoes rehabilitation, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said.
In an advisory, the MMDA said the flyover will be closed from October 2021 until April 2022 to undergo major repairs after cracks and defects were found on the bridge.
Trucks are prohibited from traversing the area, it added.
“Only one lane at a time shall be occupied and only light vehicles are allowed to pass on the flyover and the Nagtahan Service Road,” it said.
The MMDA said the bridge rehabilitation will be done in segments:
- Segment 1 and 2: Northbound (R. Magsaysay to G. Tuazon) within two months
- Segment 3: Southbound (G. Tuazon to R. Magsaysay Area) within 1.5 months
- Segment 4 and 5: Northbound (EARIST to R. Magsaysay Blvd. area) within 2 months
- Segment 6: Southbound (R. Magsaysay to EARIST area) within 1.5 months
The MMDA advised vehicles going north to take Osmeña Highway, right to Quirino Avenue, left to Quirino Ave. Ext., left to U.N Ave., right to Romualdez St., left to Ayala Blvd, and Roxas Blvd. to destination.
Meanwhile, vehicles going Southbound may take A. Bonifacio Ave., right to C3, R-10, to their destination, it added.
The MMDA said the rehabilitation of the bridge will address the big cracks at its abutment wall and railing, loose steel enclosure of retrofitting on its piers, and rusting steel enclosure of retrofitting at several piers.
The repair also seeks to avoid untoward incidents that the bridge might cause to motorists and other road users.