MMDA: Southbound Portion of Roxas Boulevard to be closed on January 15

January 12, 2022 Edd Reyes 219 views

METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Benhur Abalos announced the closure of the southbound portion of Roxas Boulevard to give way to the repair of the damaged box culvert of Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in front of Libertad Pumping Station in Pasay City on Saturday, January 15 at 6 a.m.

In a virtual press briefing, Abalos said the rehabilitation must be done immediately by the DPWH on the southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard, fronting HK Sun Plaza in Pasay City going to the flyover of EDSA-Roxas Boulevard.

“According to DPWH, because of the structural integrity of their project, the structure might weaken. The agency have laid down alternate routes for affected motorists. Likewise, directional traffic signs will also be placed at strategic locations to better guide the public,” Abalos said.

Engr. Neomie Recio, Director of MMDA Traffic Engineering Center, assured that the agency will deploy enforcers for traffic management in the area.

“Once closed, we will deploy additional traffic enforcers for the entire duration of the rehabilitation. We will also implement a zipper lane or counterflow scheme for light vehicles, but on a case-to-case basis,” Recio explained.

For his part, Mikunug Macud, District Engineer of DPWH South Manila District Engineering Office, said the closure and repair works would last for 60-calendar days.

Moreover, the MMDA chief asked for understanding from the public as the temporary closure of Roxas Boulevard southbound is necessary for safety.

“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 stressed.

Currently, 887 cargo trucks and 1,029 trailers per day are traversing the Roxas Boulevard southbound direction alone.