C5 South Link segment to open on July 23 – DPWH

Robie de Guzman   •   June 20, 2019   •   3260

MANILA, Philippines – A segment of the C5 South Link Expressway is set to be opened for motorists next month, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said Thursday.

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said the construction of Segment 3A-1 is currently being fast-tracked to meet the target date of opening on July 23.

The Segment 3A-1, which spans CP Garcia in Taguig City to Sucat in Parañaque City, is envisioned to decongest the East and West Service roads, as well as Sales Road.

Once the 2.2-kilometer segment opens, Villar said, this will help about 5,000 vehicles easily cross from Villamor in Pasay to Taguig via Fort Bonifacio in three minutes from the current 1.5 hours.

It will have three lanes and two interim toll plazas for both ends of the expressway. A toll of about P20 to P22 is expected once the new segment is opened.

The Segment 3A1 is part of the 7.7-kilometer South Link tollway stretch connecting C5 to Merville, Sucat and Cavite Expressway (Cavitex).

“Usually ‘yung mga taga-South kapag pupunta sa C5, iikot pa sila eh. It would take 45 minutes from R1, they have to pass through a portion of Edsa going to Taft iikot ka pa. Pero ngayon, diretso na ‘yung 7.7 kilometers. Ibig sabihin, siguro in 10 minutes you will be [able to traverse] from Coastal to C5,” Villar said.

The C5 South Link Expressway project is expected to reduce the number of vehicles along Edsa by 50,000. It is expected to be completed by year 2020. (with details from Benedict Samson)

LIST: Road repair schedule in Metro Manila for Feb. 7-10

Robie de Guzman   •   February 7, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Several roads in Metro Manila will be closed due to the scheduled road repair and reblocking from Friday, February 7 to Monday, February 10.

In an advisory, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said the following roads will be closed starting 11 p.m. on Friday up to 5 a.m. on Monday.

SOUTHBOUND

  • Bonifacio Ave. Cloverleaf to 11th Ave. (1st lane from sidewalk)
  • EDSA Bulakan St. to West Ave. (3rd lane from sidewalk)
  • EDSA approach BP Tuazon flyover to approach A. Boni Serrano flyover (2nd lane from MRT Line)

WESTBOUND

  • General Luis St. Samote St. to SB Road
  • Elliptical Road from Kalayaan Ave to Maharlika St. (6th lane from outer sidewalk)

NORTHBOUND

  • EDSA QC after Aurora Blvd. to New York St. (3rd lane from sidewalk)

Meanwhile, Pasig Boulevard near Total Gasoline Station (second lane from sidewalk) will be closed by 10 p.m. on Friday until 4 a.m. on Monday.

The DPWH said this is to give way to the construction of Manila Water’s main sewer network.

The DPWH advised motorists to take alternate routes to avoid expected build-up of vehicles.

Authorities nab over 170 vehicles in anti-colorum operations in Metro Manila

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 5, 2020

Over 170 vehicles were apprehended during the one-time big-time anti-colorum operations of the Highway Patrol Group (HPG), Land Transportation and Franchising Board (LTFRB) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

The operation was conducted in 15 areas in Metro Manila on Tuesday evening (February 4).

According HPG Director PBGen. Eliseo Cruz, it was carried out under the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte and Philippine National Police Chief PGen. Archie Gamboa.

“[There was] cooperation [with the] LTO [and] HPG to train our personnel [so] eventually our HPG personnel will deputize with the LTO, to implement to enforce traffic law and regulation,” he said.

Apprehended vehicles include those with no plate number and those using unauthorized blinkers. Authorities also apprehended overloaded trucks.

Among the over 300 trucks inspected, 78 of them were overloaded. Meanwhile, 68 vehicles received temporary operations permit due to various violations including not wearing a helmet or seatbelt.—AAC (with reports from Bernard Dadis)

LIST: Weekend road reblocking, repair schedule in Metro Manila

Robie de Guzman   •   January 31, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Several roads in Metro Manila will be closed to vehicular traffic starting Friday night for the scheduled road repairs and reblocking.

In an advisory, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said road repair works on the following roads will begin 11 p.m., Friday (January 31) until 5 a.m., Monday (February 3):  

SOUTHBOUND

  • Bonifacio Ave. (SB) 7th Avenue to Sgt. Rivera St. (2nd lane from the sidewalk)
  • EDSA Bulacan St. to West Ave. (1st lane from the sidewalk)
  • EDSA approach BP Tuazon flyover to approach A. Boni Serrano flyover (2nd lane from MRT Line)

EASTBOUND

  • General Luis St. Rebisco Road to Samote St.
  • Elliptical Road from Kalayaan Ave to Maharlika St. (7th lane from the outer sidewalk)

NORTHBOUND

  • EDSA QC after Aurora Blvd. to New York St. (3rd lane from the sidewalk)
  • Katipunan Ave./C5 after UP Town Center (3rd lane from the center island)

The DPWH advised motorists to take alternate routes to avoid the expected build-up of vehicles.

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