Villar: DPWH Quezon Avenue Flood Control Project now Open

Monday, August 7, 2017

Movement of vehicles along Quezon Avenue - east bound will significantly improve with the opening of two (2) additional vehicular lanes on top of a completed flood control structure.

Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar formally opens on Monday, August 7, 2017 the 820.62 lineal meters additional service road over the newly constructed reinforced concrete box culvert from Timog Avenue to Scout Albano in Quezon City.

The project for the improvement of Quezon Avenue – east bound has been completed after the Department implemented the 24/7 construction scheme in line with the efforts to fast-track infrastructure development.

“The flood control project, which costs 165 million, involves the construction of reinforced concrete box culvert that increased the capacity of Anaran Creek for effective mitigation of perennial flooding at South Triangle area particularly at Mother Ignacia Avenue and Panay Avenue,” Villar said.

“The old open channel of 2.40 meters width by 4.30 meters deep from Timog Avenue to Scout Borromeo Street was replaced by a reinforced concrete box culvert 5.30 meters width by 4.35 meters deep,” he added.

The six (6) meters width top slab of the box culvert was converted into an additional two (2) lanes service road.

“With the completion of Timog Avenue to Scout Albano Street segment, the project, which spans 1.1 km in total, will increase the capacity of Anaran Creek by 123.4% and decongest traffic in Quezon Avenue. It is also an alternative route to EDSA and Timog Avenue,” he noted.

Villar also formally inaugurated the rehabilitation of the 1.2 kilometer Sergeant Esguerra Road located in Barangay South Triangle.

"We've expanded the existing asphalt pavement of 9.8 meters and replaced it with a concrete pavement of 14 meters. With the opening of additional two lanes, we expect traffic to ease along EDSA, Quezon Avenue and Timog Avenue," Villar noted.