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Southbound section of EDSA-Kamuning Flyover to partially close on May 1

For repairs and upgrades

Hopefully, the flyover will reopen on time. SCREENSHOT FROM GOOGLE MAPS

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has announced that starting May 1, the southbound lane of the EDSA-Kamuning Flyover will be closed to private vehicles.

The closure is due to the planned by-phase retrofitting, aimed at strengthening the flyover to handle the increased vehicular loads, as well as possible emergencies and disasters. In particular, The Big One is a theoretical large-scale earthquake that is expected to devastate Metro Manila.

The MMDA suggests taking the inner streets as alternative routes. SCREENSHOT FROM MMDA

The flyover is scheduled to remain closed to private motorists until October 25. The repairs will span a total of six months, which should make EDSA extra challenging to drive through during that period.

However, a portion of the flyover will remain open to the EDSA Carousel. The MMDA has also said that it is studying the possibility of allowing emergency vehicles like ambulances to pass through.

To avoid traffic buildup in alternate routes, the MMDA will conduct clearing operations in coordination with the Department of Transportation, the Highway Patrol Group, the Quezon City LGU, and barangay officials.

If you’re not yet familiar with the streets of Barangay South Triangle and Barangay Sacred Heart, then you have a week to figure out alternative routes before the partial closure of the flyover.

Botchi Santos

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