The road rehabilitation works involving concreting of pavement and drainage improvement at Dimasalang Street in Sta Cruz and Sampaloc, Manila has started.
According to DPWH-North Manila District Engineer Medel Chua, the construction area covers some Dimasalang road sections spanning V.G. Cruz, Cristobal, A. Maceda, Blumentritt, Becerra and Maria Clara Streets.
Medel also said that construction period will take two (2) months and is targetted for completion on April 17, 2015 or within 60 calendar days.
To minimize traffic snarl as a result of lane reduction, DPWH has divided the project implementation into two (2) stages.
Stage 1 involves the reconstruction of concrete pavement at southbound inner lane within the area of District 3 - Sta. Cruz side from Dimasalang bridge to the vicinity of Maria Clara Street.
It also includes concreting works at northbound outerlane from V. G. Cruz to Cristobal and at the one-way road portion of Blumentritt, all within the area of District 4 – Sampaloc side. Stage 1 is expected to be completed within the first 30 calendar days.
Stage 2 which will commence upon completion of Stage 1 has similar project limits in the first stage but covers the other road lane with drainage improvement and repair of reinforced concrete manholes.
Upon instruction of Secretary Rogelio L. Singson, ten (10) MMDA-trained traffic aides with two-way radio communication will be employed by the contractor to augment existing Traffic Enforcers of MMDA and Manila City Hall.
Manning the Dimasalang corner Maceda are four (4) traffic aides while two (2) traffic aides each are assigned at Dimasalang at the corner of Maria Clara, A.H. Lacson, and Aurora Boulevard.