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Sunday, March 5, 2017

LOOK: DPWH Begins Road Improvement Works In Metro Manila Despite Holy Week

 As Filipinos go on vacation for the Holy Week, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is busy with his road improvement works in Metro Manila.

The DPWH took advantage of the low volume of vehicles in the metropolis by starting its road projects on Maundy Thursday (April 13) in the cities of Quezon, Pasay, Mandaluyong, Pasig, Makati, and Valenzuela.

Amid the light vehicular traffic as most of the people are either staying in their homes or are on vacation in the provinces, the riding public are still advised to expect traffic slowdown in the affected road sections, according to DPWH Secretary Mark Villar.

The DPWH began road repairs and maintenance works on major thoroughfares at 1:00 a.m. Thursday and it will be completed at 5:00 p.m. on Easter Sunday (April 16).

The roads undergoing rehabilitation are as follow: Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA), Commonwealth Avenue, Quirino Highway, Congressional Avenue Extension, C-5 Road, Pasig Boulevard, McArthur Highway, and Bonifacio Drive.

Affected by road works along EDSA are the second lane between Roosevelt Avenue to Quezon Avenue in Quezon City; third lane in front of Citynet 1, first lane in front of Transcom, first lane in front of Lux Center, and near corner Shaw Service Road, all in Mandaluyong City; and from Tripa de Galina fronting Kabayan Hotel in Pasay City. They are all in the southbound direction of EDSA.

DPWH is repairing the third lane of EDSA Shrine Area at the northbound direction and EDSA-Ortigas Flyover/Interchange.

Included are the fourth and northbound lanes of Commonwealth Avenue, second lane of Quirino Highway, third lane of Congressional Avenue Extension, J. Vargas Avenue, and C.P. Garcia and Vargas Bridges, among others.

In Valenzuela City, there is a road reblocking at MacArthur Highway.

With the use of one day concrete mix, these road lanes will reopen at 5:00 p.m. Sunday in time for influx of travelers returning to Metro Manila from the provinces, said Villar.

Apart from the road works, DPWH is rushing the construction of a flood control project in Manila.

Melvin Navarro, Director of DPWH in the National Capital Region, said the northbound direction of Bonifacio Drive corner P. Burgos Street in the Port Area was closed to give way to the installation of reinforced concrete box culvert (RCBC).

“These are big drainage structures that can handle huge amount of floodwater in the low-lying areas, in this case the vicinity of Manila City Hall,” he said.

DPWH announced it will open the section of Bonifacio Drive to vehicular traffic on April 17 when the boxes have been installed.

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