The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced the reopening today of the southbound lanes of the EDSA-Kamuning flyover in Quezon City which were closed last month for rehabilitation.
However, some parts of EDSA and other major thoroughfares in the city were closed late Friday night until early Monday for the resumption of weekend road re-blocking of the Department of Public Works and Highways.
DPWH Quezon City 2nd district engineer Eduardo Santos said all three lanes of the southbound direction of the Kamuning Flyover would be passable for motorists starting at 5 p.m. Saturday.
He said the DPWH has already completed major repair works, spanning 30 meters, which include the reconstruction of the damaged bridge diaphragm and the construction of a new bridge deck slab of the flyover.
“We are happy to report that we were able to deliver on the given 30-day timetable despite the intermittent rain showers experienced in the past weeks,” Santos said.
The southbound lanes of Kamuning Flyover were closed on June 25 to give way for repairs after large cracks and potholes developed on the structure.
Some 140,000 vehicles passing through the flyover daily were affected by the closure.
Following the closure, DPWH National Capital Regional director Nomer Abel Canlas called for a meeting to round up major bridges and flyovers around Metro Manila, especially aging structures, to schedule the conduct of thorough assessments.
Meanwhile, the MMDA gave the DPWH-NCR office the go-signal to resume its road re-blocking along EDSA this weekend.
The road works will be on EDSA’s northbound lane affecting Kamuning and Kamias roads near Jac Liner Bus Station (beside center island), P. Tuazon flyover to Aurora tunnel (3rd lane from fast lane center island), Aurora Boulevard to New York (3rd lane from island, intermittent section); and on the southbound lane affecting Balingasa Creek to Oliveros footbridge.
The road re-blocking will also be conducted along the southbound lane of Fairview Avenue near Mindanao Avenue Extension (1st lane from center island); the Cloverleaf going to North Luzon Expressway.
The MMDA has advised motorists to take alternate routes to avoid inconvenience. It assured that the affected roads will be fully passable by 5 a.m. on Monday.