Nagtahan Flyover closed to trucks until Apr. '22

Nagtahan Bridge cracks

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has started the rehabilitation of the Nagtahan Flyover in Manila and will be closed to trucks for seven months.

In an advisory, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced that starting last October 1, the above-mentioned thoroughfare in the City of Manila will undergo major repairs to address the cracks and defects found there.

“Only one lane at a time shall be occupied and only light vehicles are allowed to pass on the flyover and the Nagtahan Service Road,” the MMDA shared.

The DPWH, in a statement, noted that the 467.85-meter bridge is among the 36 priority bridges for repair in Metro Manila. 

nagtahan Bridge

According to DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, the department has already received the allocation of P50 million for Phase 1 of the Nagtahan Flyover strengthening. The statement from his department added that the project will need an additional P70 million for Phase 2, which will cover the remaining six out of its 14 piers, and a lighting system on the flyover.

The MMDA shared that the construction will be done in segments:

  • Segment 1 and 2: Northbound (R. Magsaysay to G. Tuazon) within two months,
  • Segment 3: Southbound (G. Tuazon to R. Magsaysay Area) within 1.5 months,
  • Segment 4 and 5: Northbound (EARIST to R. Magsaysay Blvd. area) within two months,
  • Segment 6: Southbound (R. Magsaysay to EARIST area) within 1.5 months.

Meanwhile, northbound motorists are advised to take Osmeña Highway, right to Quirino Avenue, left to Quirino Avenue Extension, left to UN Avenue, right to Romualdez Streets, left to Ayala Boulevard, and Roxas Boulevard to their destination. Those going south of Metro Manila may take A. Bonifacio Avenue, right to C3, R-10, to their destination.

The repairs are expected to end in April 2022.

Photos from Department of Public Works and Highways

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