(Metro News) MMDA issues permits to DPWH’s road rehabilitation, improvement projects

November 10, 2011 10:48 pm 

MANILA, Nov. 10 — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Thursday announced the issuance of permits for various road rehabilitation and improvement projects to be undertaken by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) all over the metropolis.

MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said the projects were approved to facilitate the immediate repair and maintenance of several major and secondary thoroughfares within Metro Manila.

“We have approved the projects deemed necessary in improving the condition of our roads, which in effect can improve the flow of traffic. This is a preventive measure, because we want to avoid any further damage and inconvenience to our motorists,” Tolentino said.

The MMDA issued permits to DPWH on 19 road rehabilitation and improvement projects in some roads in the cities of Manila, Caloocan, Taguig, Quezon, San Juan and Paranaque.

Among those to be affected by the improvement and rehabilitation works are the widening and drainage improvement of the Commonwealth Avenue Extension in Quezon City; rehabilitation of the Sto. Domingo St. in Quezon City; concrete reblocking of Dona Hemady St. in Quezon City; reblocking of the West Service Road in Paranaque City; repair of C5 Road southbound; repair of Repostol St. in Caloocan City; repair of the Ramon Magsaysay road in Sta. Mesa, Manila; rehabilitation of the Nichols Field Road; and rehabilitation of 2nd West Crame St.

Tolentino said that based on conditions set by the MMDA, contractors hired by the DPWH are allowed to conduct road reblocking activities only on Fridays (10 p.m.) until Mondays (4 a.m.) and roads should be cleared and fully passable by 5 a.m. on Mondays.

According to Tolentino, personnel from the Traffic Engineering Center will strictly monitor and enforce the deadlines set by the authority.

The public is advised to use alternate routes and strictly obey the traffic rules to avoid any inconvenience or untoward incidents.

Meanwhile, Tolentino reiterated that a moratorium on all road diggings and excavations would be in effect starting December 15 until January 2, as agreed upon by DPWH, in anticipation of an increased vehicular volume and pedestrian traffic during the Christmas season. (PNA)



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