Southbound portion of Roxas Blvd to be closed for 60 days starting Jan. 15

MMDA Chair Benhur Abalos

The southbound portion of Roxas Boulevard will be closed to vehicular traffic starting 6am this Saturday (January 15).

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Why will the MMDA close the southbound portion of the Roxas Boulevard?

    This is to give way to the repair of the damage culvert in the area.
  • For how long will the road closure be implemented?

    This could take two months as the DPWH is looking at 60 calendar days to repair the damaged portion.
  • The said road closure — that will start on the southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard fronting HK Sun Plaza in Pasay City going to the flyover of EDSA-Roxas Boulevard — is to give way to the repair of the damaged box culvert in front of Libertad Pumping Station in Pasay City.

    Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) South Manila District Engineer Mikunug Macud said that the closure and repair works would last for 60 calendar days.

    Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Benhur Abalos explained that the rehabilitation must be done immediately by the Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH). “According to DPWH, because of the structural integrity of their project, the structure might weaken,” Abalos said, noting that the agency has devised alternate routes for affected motorists and directional traffic signs will be placed at strategic locations to better guide the public.

    MMDA Traffic Engineering Center Director Engr. Neomie Recio assured that the agency will deploy enforcers for traffic management in the area.

    “Once closed, we will deploy additional traffic enforcers for the entire duration of the rehabilitation. We will also implement a zipper lane or counterflow scheme for light vehicles, but on a case-to-case basis,” Recio shared.

    Motorists may use the following routes:

    For Light Vehicles:

    • From Bonifacio Drive/Roxas Boulevard: take Roxas Boulevard -Buendia Avenue service road, turn right at Buendia Avenue Extension then left at Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard going to destination.
    • From Bonifacio Drive/Roxas Boulevard: turn right at HK Sun Plaza access road then left at Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard to destination.
    • From Bonifacio Drive/Roxas Boulevard: left at Pres. Quirino Avenue to destination.

    For Trucks/Trailers and other vehicles from Bonifacio Drive going to Roxas Boulevard southbound:

    • All heavy vehicles/trucks/trailers, turn left to P. Burgos Avenue, straight towards Finance Road and Ayala Boulevard, then right to San Marcelino Street, take P. Quirino Avenue to South Luzon Expressway to destination.

    Moreover, the MMDA chief appealed for understanding from the public as the temporary closure of Roxas Boulevard southbound is necessary for safety.

    Currently, 887 cargo trucks and 1,029 trailers per day are traversing the Roxas Boulevard southbound direction alone.

    Photos from Metropolitan Manila Development Authority

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