Portion of Roxas Blvd. closed for 60 days starting Jan. 15

The southbound portion of Roxas Boulevard will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning January 15 to allow for the repair of a damaged box culvert in front of the Libertad Pumping Station in Pasay City by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

In a virtual presser on Wednesday, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chair Benjamin “Benhur” Abalos Jr. said rehabilitation works by the DPWH will begin on the said date and will necessitate the closure of nearby unaffected portions of Roxas Boulevard.

He said the constant “pounding” of vehicles may weaken the structural integrity of the project.

“Siguro pu-pwede mag-counterflow ang ating mga light vehicles, but definitely yung ating mga trailers, mga trucks, ay ire-reroute po natin (Maybe light vehicles can counterflow, but definitely trailers and trucks will be rerouted),” Abalos said.

“The agency has laid down alternate routes for affected motorists. Likewise, directional traffic signs will also be placed at strategic locations to better guide the public,” he added.

Light vehicles from Bonifacio Drive/Roxas Boulevard may take Roxas Boulevard – Buendia Avenue service road, turn right at Buendia Avenue Extension then left at Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard going to their destination.

They may also turn right at HK Sun Plaza access road then left at Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard to destination or turn left at President Quirino Avenue to their destination.

For heavy vehicles such as trucks and trailers from Bonifacio Drive going to Roxas Boulevard southbound, they may turn left to P. Burgos Avenue, straight towards Finance Road and Ayala Boulevard, turn right to San Marcelino Street, take P. Quirino Avenue to South Luzon Expressway to their destination.

Once the road portion is closed, additional MMDA traffic enforcers will be deployed in the area for the entire duration of the project.

“We are appealing for the public’s understanding as to the inconvenience the temporary road closure would cause. But this is necessary to ensure the safety of motorists and pedestrians,” Abalos said.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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