The southbound lane of the Edsa Timog flyover in Quezon City will be closed to motorists starting June 25 for a one-month repair.
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chair Romando Artes and Department of Public Works and Highways Second District Engineer Eduardo Santos inspected the flyover on Tuesday morning.
“Total closure of the bridge has to be implemented considering that the construction works have to be done without any vibration movement. Repairs will be done manually without heavy equipment,” Artes said. “We are advising the public to plan their trips and take alternate routes as the DPWH repairs the flyover."
The repairs, spanning 30 meters, include the reconstruction of the damaged bridge diaphragm and the construction of a new bridge deck slab for the flyover.
The full closure of the flyover will take effect starting at 6 a.m. on June 25. Edsa Carousel buses and private vehicles may use the service road and listed alternate routes.
Ahead of the closure, Artes said they are intensifying the clearing operations on Mabuhay Lanes to ensure that alternate routes are passable and obstruction-free.
Around 140,000 vehicles passing through the flyover daily will be affected by the closure.
These are the alternate routes:
Vehicles coming from Edsa southbound: Turn right at Scout Borromeo St., straight towards Scout Ybardolaza and J.D. Jimenez St., turn left at E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, turn left at New York Avenue or take Aurora Boulevard to Edsa going to the destination
Vehicles coming from Edsa: Turn right at West Avenue, right at Quezon Avenue, U-turn near Magbanua, right at Timog, right at T. Morato, right at E. Rodriguez, left at Gilmore, straight to Granada, right to Santolan Road or right at N. Domingo, left at Pinaglabanan, right at P. Guevarra, left at L. Mencias, right at Shaw Boulevard, left at Acacia lane, right at F. Ortigas, left at P. Cruz, left at F. Blumentritt, left at Coronado, take Mandaluyong-Makati Bridge to destination.
Vehicles coming from Edsa: Turn right at Scout Borromeo, left at Scout Ybardolaza/ Scout Torillo / Scout T. Morato / Scout Tuazon or Scout Tobias, right at E. Rodriguez or follow the Mabuhay lane route 1 to destination.
Source: Philippines News Agency