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Southbound lane of EDSA-Timog flyover to be closed for a month for repairs

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority announced that the southbound lane of the EDSA-Timog flyover would be closed to traffic for a month to make way for repairs.

The road closure would begin at 6 a.m. on June 25, according to MMDA Chair Romando Artes, who advised motorists to adjust their routes.

An estimated 140,000 vehicles that use the flyover daily would be affected by the closure.

“We are advising the public to plan their trips and take alternate routes as the DPWH repairs the flyover,” Artes said after inspecting the flyover with the Department of Public Works and Highways.

The repairs would focus on a 30-meter portion.

The works include the reconstruction of the damaged bridge diaphragm and the construction of a new bridge deck slab of the flyover.

Artes said these could not be undertaken unless the road is free of traffic.

“Total closure of the bridge has to be implemented considering that the construction works have to be done without any vibration movement. Repairs will be done manually without heavy equipment,” he said.

He also said the MMDA, in preparation for the closure of the flyover, has intensified its clearing operations to ensure that Mabuhay lanes are passable.

The MMDA said EDSA Carousel buses and private vehicles may use the service road and listed alternate routes.

Vehicles coming from EDSA southbound may turn right at Scout Borromeo St., straight towards Scout Ybardolaza and J.D. Jimenez St., turn left at E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, turn left at New York Avenue or take Aurora Boulevard to EDSA going to destination.

Vehicles coming from EDSA may turn right at West Avenue, right at Quezon Avenue, U-turn near Magbanua, right at Timog, right at T. Morato, right at E. Rodriguez, left at Gilmore, straight to Granada, right to Santolan Road or right at N. Domingo, left at Pinaglabanan, right at P. Guevarra, left at L. Mencias, right at Shaw Boulevard, left at Acacia lane, right at F. Ortigas, left at P. Cruz, left at F. Blumentritt, left at Coronado, take Mandaluyong-Makati Bridge to destination.

Vehicles coming from EDSA may also turn right at Scout Borromeo, left at Scout Ybardolaza/ Scout Torillo / Scout T. Morato / Scout Tuazon or Scout Tobias, and right at E. Rodriguez.