MMDA Prepares Alternative Routes for EDSA-Kamuning Flyover Repair

MMDA to repair EDSA-Kamuning flyover, closing southbound lane for 6 months. Alternate routes and clearing operations planned to mitigate traffic impact.

Geeta Pillai
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MMDA Prepares Alternative Routes for EDSA-Kamuning Flyover Repair

MMDA Prepares Alternative Routes for EDSA-Kamuning Flyover Repair

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is conducting clearing operations on Scout Borromeo, Sgt. Esguerra Ave., Samar Ave., and other alternative routes in preparation for the repair of the southbound lane of the EDSA-Kamuning flyover starting May 1, 2024. The flyover will undergo retrofitting and preventive rehabilitation as a safety measure against earthquakes and other natural disasters.

The repair work is expected to last for six months until October 25. During this period, the southbound lane of the flyover will not be entirely closed, but private vehicles will be prohibited from using it. The lane will only be accessible to buses plying the EDSA Bus Carousel route. Motorists are advised to use the Mabuhay Lanes and other alternate routes to bypass the flyover and avoid heavy traffic.

Why this matters: The EDSA-Kamuning flyover is an essential part of Metro Manila's transportation infrastructure, and its repair will have a substantial impact on traffic flow in the area. The MMDA's proactive measures to prepare alternative routes and inform the public will help mitigate the inconvenience caused by the repair work.

The MMDA has released a list of alternate routes for motorists to take during the repair period. These routes include turning right from EDSA/Quezon Avenue (SB) to Panay Avenue, Sgt. Esguerra Avenue, Timog Avenue, and the EDSA Service Road, as well as turning right to Mo. Ignacia Avenue, Eugenio Lopez Jr. Drive, or Scout Borromeo, and then following a series of left and right turns to reach the EDSA Service Road. Motorists can also take a route from Eugenio Lopez Jr. Drive or Scout Borromeo, turning left to Samar Avenue, Timog Avenue, and then the EDSA Service Road.

The MMDA is intensifying road-clearing operations to remove any obstructions, including illegally parked vehicles, to ensure that the alternative routes are accessible to vehicles. Directional signage will be installed, and traffic marshals will be assigned to guide motorists.

This is not the first time the EDSA-Kamuning flyover has undergone repairs. In 2022, the flyover was partially closed for 30 days for the reconstruction of the damaged bridge diaphragm and the construction of a new bridge deck slab. The current repair work aims to further strengthen the flyover against natural disasters and ensure the safety of motorists and commuters.

Key Takeaways

  • MMDA conducting clearing ops for EDSA-Kamuning flyover repair starting May 2024.
  • Southbound lane closed for 6 months, only buses allowed; motorists advised to use alternate routes.
  • Repair work aims to strengthen flyover against natural disasters and ensure safety.
  • MMDA intensifying road-clearing, installing signage, and deploying traffic marshals.
  • This is not the first time the flyover has undergone repairs, with a 30-day closure in 2022.