The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will be inspecting the venues for the Southeast Asian Games to be held from November 30 to December 11.
DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar has directed offices on the inspection and maintenance of roads and structural assessment for the said venues.
“Along with the festivities and excitement brought by the forthcoming games, vigilance and safety of the participants and audience must always be of highest importance to avoid undesired incidents,” according to Villar.
On-going constructions along the SEA Games venues will also be temporarily suspended for five days before and after the SEA games events.
The DPWH also said they will coordinate with the local government units (LGU) in various cities and municipalities of Region 1,3, 4A, and the National Capital Region (NCR) “for the conduct of structural assessment of billets and hotels that will accommodate the SEA Games participants and guest.”—AAC
MANILA, Philippines — Several roads in Metro Manila will be closed to motorists starting Friday night to give way to the scheduled weekend road repairs and reblocking, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said.
In an advisory, the MMDA said repair works on the following roads will start at 11 p.m. Friday (Sept. 6) until 5 a.m. Monday (Sept. 9):
EDSA Bansalangin to North Ave. U-turn (5th lane from sidewalk)
EDSA Eugenio Lopez – Timog MRT Station Lagarian Creek to Arayat Cubao
EDSA Magallanes-Baclaran Bus Stop to Magallanes-Alabang Bus Stop (outer lane)
C-5 Road near Market Market
Taguig City fronting Palar Village 254 M before KM 17+000
Quezon City along EDSA Southbound between West Avenue and Philam Village
Quirino Highway Salvia St. to before Belfast Road (inner lane)
Elliptical Rd before Commonwealth Ave. (3rd lane from outer sidewalk)
Novaliches General Luis Oriental Tin to Rebisco
Bonifacio Ave. near J. Pineda St. (1st lane from sidewalk)
Batasan/ San Mateo Rd. Sapphire Dr. to fronting Petron (2nd lane from center)
EDSA Main Ave. to P. Tuazon (1st lane from the sidewalk)
Katipunan Ave./C-5 after CP Garcia St. (truck lane)
The MMDA advised affected motorists to avoid the said areas and use alternate routes instead.
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is eyeing to open the first 10-kilometer portion of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) in October.
This CALAX segment starts from Mamplasan exit of South Luzon Expressway to the Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Interchange, according to the DPWH.
DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said this portion of the toll road is expected to serve around 10,000 motorists daily and ease the heavy flow of vehicles passing Governor’s Drive, Aguinaldo Highway and Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road.
“So ‘yung mga pupuntang Laguna, ‘yung mga pupunta sa Tagaytay, puwede na nilang gamitin ito, mas mabilis ito,” Villar told reporters following the inspection and drive through on the road Tuesday.
CALAX is a four-lane, 45-kilometer expressway which will connect Cavite Expressway (CAVITEx) in Kawit to South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) at the Mamplasan exchange in Biñan City, Laguna. It will have eight interchanges in Kawit, Daang Hari, Governor’s Drive, Aguinaldo Highway, Silang, Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay, Technopark, Laguna Boulevard and a toll barrier before SLEx.
The entire road project is expected to be completed before the end of the term of President Rodrigo Duterte in 2022.
Once it is completed, Villar said the usual two-hour travel time from SLEx to CAVITEx will be reduced to 45 minutes to an hour.
It is seen to benefit growing industrial, commercial and real estate centers in the Southern Tagalog region. RRD (with details from Correspondent Benedict Samson)
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