Commuters Are Unhappy About the Partial Closure of the Marcos Highway Bridge

What a great way to start the work week.

(SPOT.ph) Today, May 27, marks the first workday with the rehabilitation of the Marcos Highway bridge officially underway. The partial closure of the eastbound portion, which began on May 25, will take four months to complete and will affect the 3,000 vehicles passing the road every hour, according to an announcement by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority. Unsurprisingly, commuters are unhappy, especially those who pass by this bridge on a daily basis.

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Louder, so they can hear you!

If only it was that easy!

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We feel for the people coming from outside the Metro.

All the way to Makati, yikes.

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They'll be needing extra affirmation for the next four months.

Alternate routes have already been set up by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). 

A post on the official Facebook page of SM City Marikina shows motorists another alternate route. "Light vehicles going to Quezon City may use the Service Road (Taxi Bay) of SM City Marikina while vehicles from Cubao will be able to counterflow thru the lane from Antipolo (Westbound Lane)," the post reads.

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Another Facebook post by MMDA Chief Traffic Inspector Edison "Bong" Nebrija shows a video of the official trying out the alternate routes himself early morning of Sunday, May 26, while "the volume is still light." 

The bridge closure was set to begin on May 4, but it kept getting pushed back because the private contractors hired by the Department of Public Works and Highways for the project were not yet ready. “But the contractors are now ready to push through with the rehabilitation after complying with the necessary requirements they need to address,” said Jojo Garcia, MMDA General Manager in an Inquirer report. The contractors will work on the westbound portion after four months, Garcia mentioned in a statement.

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