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Motorists are advised to take note of road repairs in some Metro Manila roads this weekend and take alternate routes instead.

The Department of Public Works and Highways will undertake reblocking and repairs on the following roads starting 11 p.m Friday, October 18, until Monday, October 21.

Here are the roads where repairs will be undertaken:

Southbound

  • EDSA Camp Crame Gate to after Annapolis St. (beside MRT)
  • EDSA before Estrella (outer lane)
  • EDSA Panorama Bldg. to Bansalangin St. (1st lane from sidewalk)
  • G. Araneta T. Arguelles to Bayanin (1st lane from sidewalk)

Eastbound

  • Quirino Highway Quezon City King Fisher to Belfast (inner lane)
  • General Luis St. Rebisco Road to SB Road
  • Elliptical Road after Maharlika St. (6th lane from outer sidewalk)

Northbound

  • A. Bonifacio Ave. J. Pineda St. to Marvex St. (2nd lane from sidewalk)
  • EDSA after Aurora Blvd. to New York St. (3rd lane from sidewalk)
  • Katipunan Ave./C-5  after CP Garcia St. (truck lane)
  • EDSA near NIA South Road (3rd lane from the sidewalk)

All affected roads will be fully passable by 5 a.m. on Monday, October 21.

October 14, 2019

Urban planning expert Felino "Jun" Palafox Jr. says too much politics and lack of continuity and institutional memory are reasons behind the "catastrophic" traffic we are experiencing now which was already predicted to happen 43 years ago.

"I think too much politics, lack of continuity and institutional memory because sometimes some administrations when they come in new, they ignore previous planning initiatives and so on. Maybe because of our three-year election, six-year election so it's short term and opportunistic not long term and visionary," Palafox says in an interview over ANC's "Early Edition."

"The infrastructure and urban planning and land use, we have put forward many recommendations in the World Bank-funded Metro Manila transport land use development planning project in 1976 of which I was senior planner and team leader for development planning. And we said that time, with a do-nothing scenario, we'll have catastrophic traffic, flooding, not prepared for disasters, lack of decent housing, garbage problem, water supply crisis, power and so on... So the past 43 years it was do nothing or do little that's why we have catastrophic traffic right now."

August 13, 2019

The Senate Committee on Public Services holds a hearing on the planned provincial bus ban as it tackles government plans to manage traffic in Metro Manila.

July 25, 2019

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority General Manager Jojo Garcia clarifies news reports about him saying that e-tricycles are classified as "toys" by the national government.

In a statement, Garcia says what he classified as toys during the meeting with Metro Manila mayors who form the MMC, the policy-making body of the MMDA, are e-bicycles, not e-tricycles.

Earlier today, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno announced he would pull out all e-tricycles in the nation’s capital as the vehicles were classified as toys.

 

 

July 25, 2019

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Danilo Lim in a meeting with Metro Manila mayors proposes converting open spaces into parking areas for motorists who do not have a place to park as one of the immediate solutions to solve traffic woes in the metropolis.

The MMDA's meeting with the Metro Manila Council was set after President Rodrigo Duterte's directive to solve Metro Manila's traffic problems during his 4th SONA.

Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III meanwhile asks Metro Manila mayors to have an inventory of all public roads in their jurisdiction to identify which one has a congestion problem due to sidewalks and streets being illegally occupied.

Densing also asks the mayors to direct their city council to start reviewing traffic management ordinances with provisions that allow structures on the sidewalks and amend them to prohibit these.

The MMDA says the audit must start with the national roads, Mabuhay lanes and identified roads that serve as alternative routes.

“For the identified routes, no parking and illegal structures must be allowed then we can deal with the side streets later,” said Lim.

The mayors said they have started clearing major thoroughfares in their localities.

June 28, 2019

Motorists are advised to avoid these roads where reblocking and repairs are scheduled from 11 p.m. Friday, June 28, until 5 a.m. Monday, July 1.

Southbound

  • EDSA fronting Guzent Construction Equipment Sales and Rental to Culiat Bridge (2nd lane from sidewalk)
  • Katipunan Ave. before P. Tuazon Blvd. (2nd lane from sidewalk)
  • EDSA Magallanes-Baclaran Bus Stop to Magallanes-Alabang Bus Stop (outer lane)
  • EDSA Eugenio Lopez – Sct. Borromeo (desilting and construction of manhole)

Westbound

  • Quirino Highway Kingfisher St. to Primerose St. (2nd lane from sidewalk)
  • General Luis St. Pascual St. to before Oriental Tin

Northbound

  • C-5 Road fronting SM Aura Northbound (3rd lane from median) and SM Aura Southbound (2nd lane from median)
  • Regalado ext. to Quirino Highway (2nd lane from sidewalk)
  • EDSA after Aurora Blvd. (1st and 2nd lane from sidewalk)
May 31, 2019

Motorists are advised to take alternate routes as the Public Works department is set to conduct road repairs over the weekend.

The following roads will undertake reblocking and repairs starting 11 p.m. Friday, May 31, until 5 a.m. Monday, June 3.

Southbound 

  1. C-5 fronting Market-Market (outermost lane) and beside U-turn slot near Market-Market
  2. Edsa Monte de Piedad – Aurora Blvd., Service Road (3rd lane from sidewalk) and cor. New York St. (1st lane from sidewalk)
  3. Edsa cor. Bansalangin St. (fronting Shell, 3rd lane from center island)
  4. Edsa Magallanes – Baclaran Bus Stop to Magallanes – Alabang Bus Stop (outer lane)

Northbound 

  • Aurora Blvd. intersection to Five Star (1st and 2nd lane from sidewalk, intermittent section)
  • Quirino Highway fronting Novaliches Plaza (1st lane from sidewalk)

Motorists are advised to avoid the said areas and use alternate routes instead.

May 6, 2019

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority temporarily suspends the dry run of the provincial bus ban on EDSA.

“We will continue with the dry run once the guidelines and implementing rules have been ironed out by the three agencies involved,” MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia says.

The meeting between the MMDA, Department of Transportation and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board is still pending.

He adds that the MMDA does not want the policy to be politicized at this time "when politics is too dominant because of the coming elections."

August 17, 2018

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority announces that the full implementation of the driver-only ban and expanded high-occupancy-vehicle lane on EDSA has been suspended. 

But they will proceed with the dry-run, MMDA adds.

August 9, 2018

MMDA says it will start implementing the ban on provincial buses during rush hours on EDSA on August 15.

The ban will take effect from 7-10 a.m. and 6-9 p.m. during weekdays. Violators will pay a fine of P2,000.

"Itutuloy na namin ang provincial bus ban sa Agosto 15 pero kapag rush hour lamang," MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia says.

"Sa ilalim ng polisiya, magtatapos sa Cubao ang ruta ng mga bus na galing sa norte habang sa Pasay City naman ang mga bus na mula sa timog. Ang mga kumpanya ng bus na wala namang terminal sa Pasay City ay maaaring gamitin ang Southwest Interim Provincial Terminal (SWIPT)," MMDA says.

March 23, 2018

The Public Works department warns motorists to expect traffic slowdown from today until Monday (March 23-26) in parts of Taguig and Quezon City due to scheduled road works.

Road repairs will begin at 11 p.m. on Friday. Lanes are expected to be fully passable by 5 a.m. on Monday.

 

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