DPWH to Start Makati Underpass Project This Summer

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Construction activities for the 880 lineal meters Senator Gil Puyat Avenue/Makati Avenue – Paseo de Roxas Vehicle Underpass Project is set to start this April.

Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio L. Singson said that civil works will immediately start after the completion of pre-construction activities by March.

“As early as now, I appeal for the understanding of the motorists and commuters on any inconvenience the project may cause as I have directed the contractor to maximize project time schedule. The Department is also coordinating with the MMDA and the Makati officials for the traffic management within the vicinity,” said Singson.

The project, approved by President Benigno Aquino III and NEDA Board, aims to address traffic congestion within Makati Central Business District and its surrounding areas.

Costing P1.27 Billion, the underpass with 22 months construction duration is expected to provide uninterrupted traffic flow along Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue passing through Makati Ave. and Paseo de Roxas Ave. by January 2017.

The project involves the construction of a four (4) – lane, (2-3.5 meters each direction) divided vehicle underpass along inner most lanes of Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue passing through Makati Avenue and Paseo de Roxas intersections including a covered tunnel portion of about 570 meters.