MMC gives go-ahead signal on EDSA rehabilitation project

February 1, 2013 10:54 pm 

By Lloyd Caliwan

MANILA, Feb. 1 — The Metro Manila Council (MMC), the group of 17 city executives in the National Capital Region, Friday "approved in principle" the planned rehabilitation of the 23.8-km Epifanio de Los Santos Avenue (EDSA).

The repairs will be done by the Dept. of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

“We have approved the project in principle pending the creation of traffic management plan," Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, also the head of the Special Traffic Committee of the MMC, said.

Metro mayors agreed after DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singson presented the details of the P3.4 billion rehabilitation project aimed at improving EDSA.

The project will involve the concrete re-blocking and asphalt overlaying of certain portions of the highway from Balintawak to Roxas Boulevard.

But the DPWH has to come up with a traffic management plan including the alternative routes.

Singson said they want to work on the project for 24 hours every day until the rehabilitation is completed.

The first segment of the plan is from Roxas Boulevard to SM Megamall, while the second segment is from Megamall to Trinoma Mall in Quezon City.

The third and last segment is from Trinoma Mall to Balintawak. (PNA)

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