(SPOT.ph) Looks like heading south via EDSA will be extra tricky for the next month or so. The southbound lanes of the EDSA-Kamuning flyover will be closed for 30 days starting June 25; that's 6 a.m. on this upcoming Saturday. This was confirmed by Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chair Attorney Romando Artes in a report by GMA News. So yup, bottomline for motorists is that you may want to recalibrate your plans for the weekend. Heck, the next few weeks, really.
Southbound lanes of EDSA-Kamuning flyover to be closed for 30 days
"Ito pong buong southbound ng EDSA-Kamuning flyover ay isasara for 30 days. 'Yan ang hiniling ng DPWH [Department of Public Works and Highways]," Artes told GMA. To reitarate, that means the flyover will not be able to carry any public or private vehicles, including buses plying the EDSA Carousel route.
All vehicles may use the service lanes below the flyover or use alternate routes. Artes clarified that while buses will also end up in the service lanes below, they can return to the leftmost lane right after the flyover ends.
Repairs on the flyover began on June 17 after "large potholes and cracks" were seen. Originally, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said repairs were only going to take until June 24. That initial repair revealed the need to fix a 30-meter span of the flyover. "Mano-mano po ang pagbaak ng semento dahil hindi po puwedeng gamitan ng heavy equipment dahil baka maapektuhan po 'yong dalawang lanes pa na nasa tabi."
The slated 30 days already includes a 7-day time period for curing the cement, added Artes. So here's hoping this closure will only last a month or so.
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