‘Take alternate routes’: MMDA starts 10-month routine road repairs

Marje Pelayo   •   January 30, 2020   •   592

MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Wednesday advised motorists to take alternate roads during routine repair works which will run for 10 months.

According to the agency’s released schedule. road re-blocking will be implemented in various cities in Metro Manila starting 11 p.m. of January 29 to January 31.

Details are as follows:

A. Location: Along C5, Ortigas flyover

Nature of Work: Proposed Rehabilitation / Major Repair of C5 Ortigas Flyover

Duration: 11pm to 5am on weekdays of January 31, 2020 – July 28, 2020 (180 days) *except weekends and holidays

B. Location: Along EDSA North Bound, near corner Taft Ave., Pasay City

Nature of Work: Proposed Temporary use of one (1) lane for Deliveries of Material/Concrete Pouring

Duration: 11pm to 5am of January 29, 2020 – February 4, 2020 (7 days)

C. Location: Along EDSA South Bound infront of AMA Towers Residences Building Mandaluyong City

Nature of Work: Proposed Removal / Dismantling of Existing Steel Safety Canopy (Wire Mesh)

Duration: 11pm to 5am of January 29, 2020 – February 4, 2020 (7 Days)

D. Location: Oroquieta Street C164.50 to C439.80 (SO2422LZ) Sampaloc Manila

Nature of Work: Proposed Rehabilitation of Oroquieta Street including drainage

Duration: reblocking shall commence at 11pm on all Fridays of January 31, 2020 – October 26, 2020 (270 days) and shall be opened to traffic by 5am on Mondays

E. Location: R. Magsaysay Blvd. and R. Magsaysay Service Road (C 712.00 to 1097.00 and C783.00 to 1077)

Nature of Work: Proposed Rehabilitation of R. Magsaysay Blvd. and R. Magsaysay Service Road including drainage system

Duration: reblocking shall commence at 11pm on all Fridays of January 29, 2020 – June 26, 2020 (150 days) and shall be opened to traffic by 5am on Mondays

“Motorists are advised to take alternate routes instead,” the MMDA advised the public.

Portion of Roxas Blvd. closed to traffic on Sept. 19 for Int’l Coastal Cleanup Day

Robie de Guzman   •   September 17, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – A part of Roxas Boulevard in Manila will be closed to vehicular traffic on Sept. 19, Saturday to give way to the 35th International Coastal Cleanup Day, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said.

In an advisory, the MMDA said the road closure along Roxas Boulevard from both bounds of P. Burgos to Quirino Avenue will be implemented from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

The agency advised motorists to take the following alternate routes:

NORTHBOUND

  • Osmena Highway, right turn Quirino, straight to Lacson Ave., left turn Tayuman, Capulong St. to destination.
  • 2 Along Roxas Blvd, right turn Edsa, Osmena Highway, left turn Quirino Ext, U.N. Avenue, right turn Romualdez, left turn Ayala Blvd, Finance Rd, P. Burgos, right turn Bonifacio Drive, to destination.

SOUTHBOUND

  • Bonifacio Drive, left turn P. Burgos, Finance Rd, Ayala Blvd, right turn Marcelino St, right turn Quirino Ave then left turn Roxas Blvd to destination.

The International Coastal Cleanup Day is held every third Saturday of September pursuant to Proclamation No. 470 which aims to collect and document trash littering in every country’s coastlines.

3 additional median stops open on EDSA Busway

Maris Federez   •   September 7, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) have opened three more median stops along the EDSA Busway.

This was announced on Sunday (September 6) by MMDA EDSA Traffic and Transport Zone Head Edison Nebrija.

He said the DOTr and the MMDA started operating the new bus stops on Saturday.

These were the North Avenue, Quezon Avenue Station, and the one in front of Q-mart – all in Quezon City.

He added that footbridges were also constructed in the concerned areas,

 “Sa tulong ng MMDA, 15 median bus stops na ang naitayo, at ang mga ito ay sunod-sunod na bubuksan oras na makumpleto ang iba pang safety and infrastructure requirements gaya ng barriers, lifters, at electricity,” the DOTr said in an earlier statement on Friday.

“Long-term plan ng DOTr na gawing 29 ang kabuuang bilang ng mga median bus stop sa EDSA,” it added.

The three bus stops were in addition to the four that were earlier opened in Guadalupe, Ortigas, Santolan, and on Main Avenue. —/mbmf

Protected bike lanes malapit sa mga ospital sa Maynila, QC bubuksan sa Aug. 26 —DOTr

Robie de Guzman   •   August 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Inaayos na ng Department of Transportation (DOTr) ang ruta ng protected bike lanes bilang tugon sa panawagan ng health workers at iba pang mga nagta-trabaho sa mga ospital sa gitna ng COVID-19 pandemic.

Ayon sa DOTr, ang bike lanes ay malapit sa mga ospital ng Maynila at Quezon City at target itong buksan sa darating na Agosto 26.

Sinabi ni DOTr for Road Transport Assistant Secretary Steve Pastor, dalawang bike lane network ang inisyal nilang ilulunsad.

Ang isa ay ilalagay sa kahabaan ng Taft Avenue, Quirino Avenue, Babagtas sa Roxas Boulevard hanggang UN Avenue sa Maynila.

Masasakop nito ang mga frontline workers na pumapasok sa Philippine General Hospital, Manila Doctors Hospital, Manila Medical Center at Ospital ng Maynila.

Ang ikalawang ruta naman ay ilalagay sa kahabaan ng V. Luna at tatagos sa East Avenue sa Quezon City. May bike lane ring ilalagay sa Elliptical Road hanggang Araneta Avenue via Commonwealth at Quezon Avenues.

Maaaring dumaan sa rutang ito ang mga nagtatrabaho sa Philippine Children’s Medical Center, Lung Center of the Philippines, Philippine Heart Center, Philippine Veterans Hospital at East Avenue Medical Center.

“We are establishing a protected bike lane that will connect major roads residential areas and high volume commuters areas to any major medical facilities in Manila and Quezon City as requested by our medical workers that they have access to their work and home through bikes,” ani Pastor.

Katuwang ng DOTr sa proyektong ito ang Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).

Ayon kay MMDA general manager Jojo Garcia, sa ngayon ay inaayos na nila ang existing bike lanes sa Roxas Boulevard upang magamit ng mga siklista.

“Nirehab po yung ating mga bike lanes na existing ng MMDA dyan sa Roxas Blvd may ruta naman po yan at yan po ginagawa na naglagay tayo ng mga bollards in coordination with local government units with Quezon City and Manila, just to connect the hospitals,” ani Garcia.

Aniya, hindi pa natatapos ang bike lanes dahil hindi pa dumarating ang mga materyales na gagamiting pangharang sa kalsada.

Kasama rin sa plano ang pagtatayo ng bike lane network na mag-uugnay sa iba’t ibang lungsod subalit mangangailangan pa ito ng karagdagang pondo mula sa Kongreso. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Joan Nano)

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