MANILA – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is advising motorists to take alternate routes as the Magallanes Interchange in Makati will be closed to traffic from August 8 to 17.
The DPWH said the closure of Magallanes Interchange's south-bound lane will begin at 10 p.m. on August 8, Friday.
Due to the closure, motorists going South Luzon Expressway and Alabang area to take Osmeña Highway – Magallanes Service Road.
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairman Francis Tolentino said about 42,000 vehicles that pass through the said portion of Magallanes Interchance will be affected.
The DPWH said the road will be covered with asphalt to improve its surface. Improvements on the structural component of the flyover will also be done.
The project, which has an allocation of P167 million, involves asphalt overlay of the third-level flyover (along EDSA) and second-level Interchange from abutment to abutment , repair of the expansion joints, strengthening/retrofitting of the deck slab (soffit) of the second-level Interchange and the inner lane of the third-level flyover (Pasay bound).
DPWH secretary Rogelio L. Singson said the repair of Magallanes Interchange ''is being implemented on work stages as allowed by MMDA inasmuch as the flyover structure is one of the major arteries of Metro Manila."
Singson has ordered the maximum utilization of equipment to speed up work and avoid delays. The DPWH's road repair clearance from MMDA for the project is valid only up to February 28, 2015, with upgrading activities to be done between 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. on weekdays.
The DPWH said the total project length of 1,809.50 lineal meters (l.m.) includes 301.60 l.m. Manila to Alabang, 345.95 l.m. Ayala to Roxas Boulevard, 410.35 l.m. Alabang to Ayala, 405.65 l.m. Ayala to Manila/Alabang, and 345.95 l.m. Roxas Boulevard to Ayala.