MMDA announces list of alternate routes for Magallanes Flyover closure

Manila, Philippines - The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announces today the list of alternate routes as motorists will be affected of the scheduled repair of Magallanes Flyover in Makati City starting Friday (August 8) until Sunday, August 17, 2014.

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Alternate Routes for Magallanes Interchange repair activities | Photo Credit: GMA News Online

MMDA gave advice through its official Twitter account and said that vehicles from Manila heading to Cubao may take service road, turn to Magallanes Village, then take Magallanes ramp via EDSA.

For vehicles coming from Roxas, EDSA-Taft Avenue will be opened for left turn from August 9 (Saturday) to 17 (Sunday).

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Thursday has advised motorists going South Luzon Expressway and Alabang area to take Osmeña Highway- Magallanes Service Road.

"Following the issuance of clearance by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, works for the repair and strengthening of structural component of the flyover including asphalting activities to improve road pavement surface beginning 10 P.M. this Friday (August 8).", DPWH added.

DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson instructed the DPWH National Capital Region Office to ensure maximum utilization of equipment to speed up work and avoid delays considering that the secured road repair clearance from MMDA for the project is valid only up to February 28, 2015 and with other upgrading activities done strictly only between 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM on weekdays.

In an announcement last month, MMDA said that 10-day repair of Magallanes Interchange is part of the DPWH project which will end by December 2014.

Works for Magallanes Interchange Project with an allocation of P167 Million involve asphalt overlay of the third-level flyover (along EDSA) and second-level Interchange from abutment to abutment , repair of the expansion joints, strengthening/retrofitting of the deck slab (soffit) of the second-level Interchange and the inner lane of the third-level flyover (Pasay Bound).

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