Portions of the EDSA and C5 road will be closed to traffic for a two-day repair, starting midnight of July 15, up to July 18, 2022, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced.
DPWH National Capital Regional director Nomer Abel Canlas advised motorists to take alternate routes as road rehabilitation activities will cover the continuation of repair works on the following road segments of EDSA northbound: along Santolan MRT Station, bus lane; after P. Tuazon flyover to Aurora Tunnel, 3rd lane from center island (fast lane); after Aurora Blvd. to New York Street, 3rd lane from center island (intermittent section); and after Kamuning Road and Kamias Road to JAC Liner Bus Station, beside center island in Quezon City.
Repair works will likewise resume along EDSA southbound, from Balingasa Creek to Oliveros Footbridge in Quezon City.
Second lane of C-5 southbound in Makati City will be also closed to repair.
Other repair works in Quezon City include: Quirino Highway, before Manila North Diversion Road (MNDR) Flyover, 2nd inner lane; Cloverleaf going to NLEX northbound; and Cloverleaf going to NLEX southbound.
Due to anticipated traffic slowdowns near the construction areas, motorists are advised to take possible alternate routes until affected road sections are reopened to traffic by 5 a.m. on Monday, July 18, 2022.
Meanwhile, local and foreign tourists will now have easier access to new water falls destinations in the province of Quirino with the concrete paving of the first 2.08-kilometer road project under the convergence program of the DPWH and the Department of Tourism (DOT).
DPWH Quirino district engineer Lorna Asuten reported that the newly-concreted road is part of a 17.04-kilometer ongoing access road project that leads to newly identified tourist spots, the Napipiwongan Falls in Barangay Nagabgaban, Aglipay, and Dibiwen Falls in Barangay Dingasan, Cabarroguis.
“The two-lane agri-tourism road with shoulders on both sides will not only allow easy and safer access to Quirino’s new waterfalls, but also support farmers in the area,” Asuten added.