Villar: DPWH Quezon Avenue flood control project now open

MANILA-- Movement of vehicles along Quezon Avenue - east bound will significantly improve with the opening of two additional vehicular lanes on top of a completed flood control structure.

Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar formally opened last Friday, 31 March 2017 the 522 lineal meters additional service road over the newly constructed reinforced concrete box culvert from Timog Avenue to Scout Borromeo Street in Quezon City.

The project for the improvement of Quezon Avenue � east bound has been completed after the Department implemented the 24/7 construction scheme in line with the efforts to fast-track infrastructure development.

The flood control project, which costs P87.69 million, involves the construction of reinforced concrete box culvert that increased the capacity of Anaran Creek for effective mitigation of perennial flooding at South Triangle area particularly at Mother Ignacia Avenue and Panay Avenue, Villar said.

The old open channel of 2.40 meters width by 4.30 meters deep from Timog Avenue to Scout Borromeo Street was replaced by a reinforced concrete box culvert 5.30 meters width by 4.35 meters deep, he added.

The six meters width top slab of the box culvert was converted into an additional two lanes service road.

With the completion of Timog Avenue to Scout Borromeo Street segment, DPWH will continue to step-up and take advantage of the good weather in completing similar activities at the 583 lineal meters on-going segment from after Scout Borromeo Street to near Sgt. Esguerra Street, said Villar.

Source: Philippines Information Agency