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2-month repair of Espana Blvd. begins May 15

Posted at | Updated as of 05/15/14 3:10 PM

MANILA – The 2-month drainage and road improvement along España Boulevard in Sampaloc, Manila will begin Thursday, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said.

DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singson said round-the clock repair will be made between P. Campa Street to N. Reyes Street (Lerma).

The project involves the improvement of existing drainage line at the corner of España Blvd. and P. Campa St. and grade raising of concrete pavement from Lerma to P. Campa Street.

The road and drainage improvement project worth P14.3 million is scheduled to end on July 13, just in time for the opening of college classes, Singson said.

The DPWH said motorists who need to pass by España Boulevard may use the following alternate routes:

Northbound vehicles

a) from Quezon Boulevard take A. Mendoza, Laon Laan, Dimasalang or A. Mendoza, J. Barlin, P. Noval, España Boulevard or C.M. Recto Avenue, Legarda, Earnshaw, SH Loyola

b) from Taft Avenue take Ayala, P. Casal, Legarda, Earnshaw, SH Loyola.

Southbound vehicles

a) from Quezon Avenue take Kanlaon, P. Florentino/P. Margal/Dapitan, A. Mendoza, Quezon Boulevard (Quiapo); from Rodriguez Avenue take Josefina, J. Fajardo, Earnshaw, Legarda, C.M. Recto Avenue; from España Boulevard take A. H. Lacson, Earnshaw, LEgarda, CM. Recto Avenue or take Adelina, A. Mendoza, Quezon Boulevard (Quiapo)

The DPWH said the contractor was tasked to deploy traffic enforcers in order to avoid heavy traffic in the area while construction works are being done.

It also said a no-parking policy will be strictly implemented along Dapitan St., Laon Laan St., A.H. Lacson Aven., P. Noval St., R. Papa St., P. Paredes St., J. Barlin St., SH Loyola St., and N. Reyes St.