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Rehabilitasyon sa southbound lane ng Magallanes Interchange, uumpisahan na ng DPWH ngayong Biyernes

by admin   |   Posted on Friday, August 8th, 2014

UNTV Drone shot : Magallanes Interchange (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines — Uumpisahan na ng Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) ang rehabilitasyon ng southbound lane ng Magallanes Interchange.

Isasara ito sa mga motorista simula ngayong Biyernes, alas-10 ng gabi hanggang August 17, Linggo.

Lahat ng motorista patungong South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) at Alabang ay pinapayuhang dumaan sa Osmena Highway-Magallanes service road.

Ang Magallanes Interchange ay isa sa mahahalagang entry point sa Metro Manila lalo na ng mga nanggagaling sa south area.

Ayon sa MMDA, kapag pinasimulan ang pagkukumpuni, siguradong makakaapekto ito sa daloy ng trapiko lalo na at nasabay ito sa panahon ng tagulan.

Bunsod nito, inihahanda na ng MMDA ang traffic rerouting plan para sa mga motoristang dumadaan sa Magallanes Interchange.

Bibigyan ng apat na buwan ng MMDA ang DPWH upang tapusin ang pagkukumpuni upang hindi abutan at mag-overlap sa iba pang road projects.

24 oras namang magtatrabaho ang DPWH araw-araw upang mapabilis ang pagkukumpuni.

Ayon kay Engr. Rey Tagundando, 39 taon na ang Magallanes Interchange kaya marami na itong mga bitak na nagpapahina sa tulay.

“Ang Magallanes Interchange kasi na construct sya 1975 considering na masyado siyang luma na nakita sa inspection namin may depekto na so dapat ayusin.”

Ayon sa report ng Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), isa ang Magallanes Interchange sa unang masisira kapag nagkaroon ng malakas na lindol kaya’t kailangan itong maagapan upang hindi lumaki ang pinsala.

May apat na stage ang proyekto, ang unang stage ay ang pagkukumpuni ng expansion joint sa Manila to SLEX, ang stage 2 ay ang Cubao to Roxas Blvd, stage 3 ay ang SLEX to Cubao, stage 4 ay Cubao to Manila at stage 5 ay ang Roxas Blvd. patungong Cubao.

Upang mamonitor ang Magallanes Interchange rehabilitation, maaaring tingnan ito sa Metro Manila Roadway website ng MMDA. (Mon Jocson / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

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Rerouting plan set as C3 bridge in Navotas closes starting July 20 – MMDA

by Robie de Guzman   |   Posted on Friday, July 19th, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The C3 bridge in Navotas will be temporarily closed to traffic starting July 20 to give way for the construction of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) Harbor Link Segment 10 C3 to R10 section project, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Thursday.

The project is a 2.6-kilometer elevated expressway from C3 Road in Caloocan City to Radial Road 10 in Navotas City.

To enable NLEX to construct the elevated road crossing over Navotas River along C3, the MMDA said, one side of C3 bridge will be closed beginning 11 p.m. on Saturday.

Due to the partial closure, light vehicles coming from C3 Road going to Radial Road 10 and vice versa will be rerouted along Dagat-Dagatan Avenue and Lapu-Lapu Avenue.

Heavy vehicles may still use the two-way traffic route at the remaining bound of C3 Bridge.

“We are advising motorists to plan their trips ahead and, at the same time, seek their understanding as the partial closure of C3 Bridge is necessary to complete this project on time,” said MMDA general manager Jojo Garcia.

To ensure smooth flow of vehicles and minimize traffic slowdown, the MMDA said traffic marshals will be deployed and directional traffic signs will also be placed to guide the public.

Works at the bridge is expected to be completed in November, while the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 C3 to R10 section is seen to be finished by December.

The project will connect to the recently opened 5.65-kilometer NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 that passes through Valenzuela City, Malabon City, and Caloocan City.

Once completed, the elevated road crossing is expected to provide direct access between R10 and NLEX thus contribute to ease of travel and traffic decongestion in Metro Manila. 

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Kennon Road, 5 other roads in CAR, Cagayan Valley closed due to “Falcon” — DPWH

by Robie de Guzman   |   Posted on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Kennon Road in Baguio City

Several road sections in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and Cagayan Valley are closed to traffic due to the effects of Tropical Storm Falcon, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said on Wednesday.

The DPWH said that as of 12 noon of Tuesday (July 17), four road sections in CAR and two in Cagayan Valley have been inaccessible due to road cut, road slip, soil erosion, flooding and unsafe road conditions brought by the storm.

The DPWH Bureau of Maintenance (BOM) identified impassable roads in CAR as: Kennon Road; Baguio-Bontoc Road; Governor Bado Dangwa National Road (formerly Acop-Kapangan-Kibungan-Bakun Road) K0345+800 – K0345+890 section in Mogao, Gambang, Bakun, Benguet; Tabuk – Banaue Road, Matteled Section in Duplingan, Tanudan, Kalinga.

Motorists are advised to take Marcos Highway, Baguio-Bauang Road (Naguilian Road) or Asin-Nangalisan-San Pascual Road as alternate route to Kennon Road.

Travelers who are supposed to use Baguio-Bontoc Road may traverse Nacagang-Abatan, Bauko, Maba-ay provincial road.

In Region 2, the Bangag-Magapit Road, K0693+500 – K0694+000, Allacapan Section in Cagayan Province; and the detour road of Ngilinan Bridge along NRJ Villa Sur-San Pedro-Cabuaan-Ysmael-Disimungal Road, K0368+628 – K0369+015, in Barangay San Pedro, Madella, Quirino province are also closed to light vehicles due to flooding.

The DPWH said concerned offices have already installed warning signs and dispatched maintenance crew to assist flow of traffic in the affected areas.

The department added that clearing operation will be conducted once the rain stops.

On Wednesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported in its 5 p.m. bulletin that Tropical storm “Falcon” has maintained strength as it moves towards the north northwest direction at 20 kilometers per hour (kph).

It was last spotted at 265 kilometers East of Calayan, Cagayan with maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.

Tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) No. 2 is up over Batanes while TCWS No. 1 has been raised over Apayao, Cagayan, Ilocos Norte and Babuyan group of islands.

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Metro Manila shake drill set on July 27 – MMDA

by Robie de Guzman   |   Posted on Friday, July 12th, 2019

FILE: PNP National Headquarters participated in the 1st Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) on April 21, 2016. Response and Rescue operations were also done during the activity. (Photo: PNP FB Page)

MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is set to hold an earthquake drill, dubbed as Metro Manila Shake Drill, on July 27.

MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said this year’s shake drill will start as early as four in the morning, to be signaled by the sounding of an alarm.

“For this year, it will be done on a weekend and at almost the break of dawn when most Metro Manila residents are at home and asleep,” he said.

“We are doing this to prepare everyone to minimize damage and loss of life,” he added.

Garcia said they intentionally scheduled the drill very early in the morning so the public can participate.

Shake drills in the past years were done during daytime and even on rush hours, with last year leveling up to an unannounced, rush hour daytime drill.

“We want to test the response capabilities and preparedness of LGUs and the private sector as earthquake may occur anytime,” Garcia said.

The MMDA official added that during the shake drill, they will mobilize agency employees, Metro local government units and other groups to demonstrate their contingency plans in case strong earthquake hits the metropolis.

MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim, also the head of the Metro Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MMDRRMC), will visit city halls and designated emergency operation centers in the metro on the day of the drill.

Different emergency scenarios will also be staged at city hall offices, establishments, communities, businesses, and households.

“We expect more active and full participation of the private sector as government’s partner in disaster and emergency preparedness and response for Metro Manila,” said Garcia.

During the drill, the agency will also practice the deployment of personnel to designated emergency operation centers located at the four quadrants in Metro Manila.

The MMDA said the northern quadrant will use the Veterans Memorial Medical Center Golf Course as evacuation camp while the western quadrant will use the Intramuros Golf Course.

The eastern quadrant will use the LRT-2 Santolan Depot while the southern quadrant will use the Villamor Golf Course.

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