Palace appeals for patience over looming heavy traffic

By Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 23 2014 04:48 PM | Updated as of Jan 24 2014 01:04 AM

MANILA -- The Palace appealed to the public for understanding over expected heavy traffic and inconveniences with road repairs and construction projects.

"Nananawagan na lang tayo na magkaroon ng pag-unawa ang ating mamamayan dahil hindi naman po maaaring habang panahon na lang ipagpapaliban ang pagsasagawa nito. Kinakailangan ang kaunting sakripisyo. Let us share in the burden of sacrifice. Government will do what it can to mitigate the possible ill effects, like 'yung traffic congestion," Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma said.

Among the infrastructures being built along EDSA is a 4-lane, 2-direction bridge across the Pasig River that would connect to Lawton Avenue in Makati and Sta. Monica in Pasig.

A 4-lane, 2-direction underpass will also be built along the stretch of Gil Puyat, Makati Avenue and Paseo de Roxas, which aims to clear traffic at the intersection of Gil Puyat, Makati Avenue, and Paseo de Roxas.

The Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3, seen as the fastest multi-lane highway in Metro Manila, will connect Skyway until the North Luzon Expressway Balintawak-Edsa Interchange.

There are also plans to construct a 3-lane second level elevated highway above the San Juan River that would go through C-3 road in Araneta Avenue to N. Domingo in San Juan, until Senator Gil Puyat Avenue in Makati.