DPWH Resumes EDSA Re-Blocking Activities

Friday, January 24, 2014

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) National Capital Region Director (NCR) Reynaldo Tagudando have alerted all concerned District Engineering Offices (DEOs) to effect the latest authority received by the DPWH from the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to resume with its concrete re-blocking and road repair activities - covering five (5) road sections in Mandaluyong, Quezon and Caloocan City, from 10pm of January 24, 2014 (Friday) until 5:00am of January 27, 2014 (Monday).

In Mandaluyong, motorists are pre-warned of possible traffic slowdown as DPWH conducts repair activities between Reliance Street and Libertad Street (northbound).

Travellers should also expect some lane reduction along Sgt. Rivera St. – between A. Bonifacio Avenue and Obudan Street (eastbound, 2nd lane), between Main Avenue and P. Tuazon (1st lane, northbound), and along C.P. Garcia Avenue – between E. Jacinto St and Magiting St (going to University Ave, 2nd lane from sidewalk) – all in Quezon City; and in the northbound lane (lane 4) between Malvar and Gen Tinio Streets in Caloocan City as these (road) sections are also covered in the concrete re-blocking plan.

Director Tagudando have also advised his District Engineers to monitor the compliance of contractors on the instruction of Secretary Rogelio L. Singson concerning public safety thru the installation of appropriate warning signs and construction barriers to avoid untoward incidents especially at night.

Weekend travellers are, likewise, requested to allot longer time to travel with the expected slow-down of traffic due to these road repairs.

The new concrete pavement will result to longer road performance to outweigh the temporary inconvenience to travelling public during the repair works period. Repair activities are scheduled on weekends, where EDSA is less busy, given the lesser volume of vehicles and commuters during these days.