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December 7, 2018

Motorists are advised to take alternate routes as the Department of Public Works and Highways will conduct reblocking and repairs in some Metro Manila roads.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority announces that the following roads will undertake reblocking and repairs starting 11 p.m. on Friday, December 7, until Monday, December 10:

Southbound:

  1. C-5 Road beside SM Aura (2nd lane from median)
  2. EDSA before Scout Albano before Network Drive

Northbound:

  1. EDSA after Oliveros St. (2nd lane from sidewalk)
  2. Batasan Road near CSC Central Office (4th lane from center)

Restoration or concreting works

  1. Commonwealth Ave. near pedestrian footbridge and near Jocfer Bldg. and along Commonwealth near N. Zuzuaregui St.

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

December 3, 2018
Three people died while 15 were injured when the van they were riding figured in an accident along the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (Star) Tollway in Lipa City Monday morning, police said.
 
Police Chief Inspector Wilfredo Sacmar of Highway Patrol Group identified the fatality as Maxine Guinevere Vivas, 17, Ma. Kristina Paula, 18 and the van driver Danilo Manalo, 68.
 
Fifteen passengers, mostly students, were rushed to the nearest hospital for treatment, The STAR's Arnell Ozaeta reports.
 

 

November 2, 2018

Motorists are advised to take alternate routes as the Department of Public Works and Highways is scheduled to conduct road reblocking and restoration this weekend.

The MMDA in a release says the DPWH will undertake road reblocking and repairs starting 11 p.m. on Friday, November 2, until Monday, November 5, at the following areas:

Southbound lane

  • C-5 Road after Lanuza Avenue
  • C-5 Road near SM Aura (2nd outermost lane)
  • EDSA Sct. Albano – after Sct. Borromeo (3rd lane from sidewalk)

Northbound lane

  • EDSA before Oliveros Footbridge – before Globe Master 2nd lane before Times St., before UCCP 1st lane

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

MMDA adds that Manila Water will also undertake pavement restoration (one lane enclosure) in front of Solace along C-5 southbound at 10 p.m. also on Friday. The area will be passable by Monday at 4 a.m.

October 26, 2018

The Manila Police District-Manila District Traffic Enforcement Unit issued a corrected version of the road closures on Saturday, October 27, for the 40th anniversary celebration of Jesus is Lord Church Worldwide.

It said that starting 10 a.m., the north and southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard from TM Kalaw to Katigbak Drive would be closed to traffic.

Motorists are advised to take these alternate routes:

  • All trailer trucks/heavy vehicles coming from EDSA-Buendia utilizing northbound lane of Roxas Boulevard going to Pier shall turn right to Pres. Quirino Ave. to point of destination.
  • All vehicles coming from Pier Zone/Anda Circle utilizing southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard shall turn left to P. Burgos to point of destination.
  • All light vehicles coming from Buendia area utilizing northbound lane of Roxas Boulevard shall turn right to TM Kalaw to point of destination.
  • All vehicles going to and from Manila Ocean Park/H20 Hotel and Manila Hotel shall utilize Katigbak Drive as access road.
October 24, 2018

Motorists are advised to plan trips over the weekend as some roads in Manila will be closed due to events by two religious groups.

The Manila Police District-Manila District Traffic Enforcement Unit says a portion of Roxas Boulevard will be closed starting 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, for the 40th anniversary celebration of Jesus is Lord Church Worldwide.

The affected portion will be the north and southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard from TM Kalaw to Katigbak Drive.

Motorists can take the following alternate routes:

  • All vehicles coming from Pier Zone/Anda Circle utilizing southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard shall turn left to P. Burgos to point of destination.
  • All vehicles coming from Buendia area utilizing northbound lane of Roxas Boulevard shall turn right to TM Kalaw to point of destination. 
  • All vehicles going to and from Manila Ocean Park/H20 Hotel and Manila Hotel shall utilize Katigbak Drive as access road.

Meanwhile, there will also be road closures from 8 a.m. on Sunday for Iglesia Ni Cristo's "Lingap Pamamahayag" event.

MPD-MDTEU says a single lane of MICT Road eastbound, fronting Iglesia Ni Cristo's Binondo locale, will be closed to traffic.

A single lane at Zaragoza Street, from Road 10 to Delpan Street in Tondo, Manila is designated at the parking and drop-off area for participants.

August 10, 2018

The Department of Public Works and Highways announces that they will conduct road reblocking and repairs on August 10, starting 11 p.m. until August 13. The areas include:

Southbound

1. EDSA in front of Francesca Tower to after Scout Borromeo (3rd lane lane from the center island)

Northbound

2. EDSA before North Avenue (6th lane from center island)

3. Fairview Avenue, Mindanao Avenue Extension to Jordan Plains Subdivision and Jordan Plains Subdivision to Mindanao Avenue Extension (3rd lane)

4. Batasan Road before Payatas Road (2nd lane) 

5. A.H Lacson Avenue, corner Aragon Street, and corner P. Florentino Street

6. Katipunan Ave. between Capitol Hills Drive Ayala Heights Village (1st lane) *Manila Water restoration

DPWH warns motorists to avoid the said areas and use alternate routes instead.

All affected roads will be fully passable by 5 a.m. on Monday, August 13, DPWH adds.

August 5, 2018

The North Luzon Express Way announces that it will implement partial lane closures due to the ongoing road works.

NLEX Corporation says the roadworks are being undertaken in portions of NLEX-SCTEX “to keep the good road condition and ensure the safety of all motorist and commuters.”

The maintenance works, bridge retrofitting and drainage enhancement will take effect in these areas from August 5 to 11.

July 27, 2018

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority announces that the Department of Public Works and Highways will conduct road reblocking and repairs starting 11 p.m.on Friday (July 27) until Monday (July 30) at the following areas:

Southbound

1. EDSA infront of Francesca Tower to after Sct. Borromeo (3rd lane from the center island)

Northbound

2. EDSA Vertis North to Trinoma Mall (2nd lane from sidewalk)

3. Congressional Ave., before cor. Jupiter St. (1st lane)

4. Fairview Ave. from Mindanao Ave. Extn to Jordan Plains Subd. and Jordan Plains Subd. to Mindanao Ave. Extn (3rd lane)

5. Batasan Road, Commonwealth Ave., to Kalinisan St. (1st lane)

The roads will be fully passable by 5 a.m. on Monday.

The Manila Water Co. Inc. is also set to conduct a pavement restoration (one lane closure) along C-5 Road (Southbound) before Lanuza Ave. intersection in front of Arcovia City 10 p.m. on Friday 9 (July 27) up to 4 a.m. on Monday (July 30) and on 10 p.m. of August 3 (Friday) until 4 a.m. of August 6 (Monday).

Motorists are advised to use alternate routes instead.

July 14, 2018

Several roads in the City of Manila will be closed temporarily for the launching of Worldwide Aid to Fight Poverty organized by the Iglesia ni Cristo on July 14 and 15.

On Saturday, July 14, 2018, the stretch of Katigbak Drive, South Drive and Independence Road will be off-limits to passing vehicles starting 6 p.m. 

On Sunday, July 15, 2018, the following roads will be closed starting 12:01 a.m.: 

  • Stretch of Road-10 from Moriones to Delpan Bridge
  • Stretch of Bonifacio Drive from Delpan Bridge to Katigbak Drive
  • Stretch of Roxas Blvd. from Katigbak Drive to P. Ocampo
  • East and Westbound lane from P. Burgos from Lagusnilad to Roxas Blvd.
  • Finance Road from Taft Ave. To P. Burgos
  • Westbound lane of TM Kalaw from M.H del Pilar to Roxas Blvd.
  • Westbound lane of Pres. Quirino from M.H del Pilar to Roxas Blvd.

Motorists are advised to take the following alternative routes during the said period:

  • All vehicles utilizing southbound lane of R-10 shall turn left to Moriones St. to point of destination
  • All vehicles coming from Pasay area intending to utilize the northbound lane of Roxas blvd. shall turn right to P. Ocampo St. or use Roxas Blvd. service Road to point of destination
  • All vehicles coming from three bridges: Quezon, McArthur and Jones intending to utilize the southbound lane of Roxas Blvd. shall go straight to Taft Ave. to point of destination
  • All vehicles coming from Ayala Bridge shall turn left/right to Taft Avenue to point of destination
  • All vehicles utilizing westbound lane of Pres. Quirino shall turn left to Mabini St. To point of destination
  • Heavy vehicles/Cargo trucks shall take Pres. Osmena, to Pres. Quirino going to Nagtahan via AH Lacson to Yuseco to Capulong to R-10 (vise versa)
July 1, 2018

The Metro Manila Development Authority reports traffic at C5 McKinley southbound because one lane is being used for shooting for a Korean film.

The traffic authority said the film shooting started around 9 a.m.

It added that MMDA enforcers are on site.

June 26, 2018

Vehicle rerouting will be implemented due to the emergency reconstruction of Otis Bridge, the Manila District Traffic Enforcement Unit announces.

Here is the rerouting scheme they will implement today:

  • All vehicles coming from Nagtahan/Mabini Bridge (southbound) intending to turn right at Paz Guazon St., to utilize United Nations Avenue, shall go straight to President Quirino Avenue, then turn right to Plaza Dilao, and go straight to President Quirino Avenue Extension, turn left to United Nations Avenue to point of destination.
  • All vehicles eastbound of United Nations Avenue intending to utilize Paz Guazon St., shall turn right to President Quirino Avenue to Plaza Dilao to point of destination.
June 15, 2018

The Department of Public Works and Highways announces that road reblocking and repairs will be conducted starting 11 p.m. on Friday. Motorists are advised to avoid the following areas:

Southbound

1. EDSA after Arayat Street (3rd lane from the sidewalk), Service Road

2. EDSA in front of Francesca Tower to after Sct. Borromeo (3rd lane from the center island)

Northbound

1. EDSA near North Avenue, MRT Station (2nd lane)

2. Batasan Road, Commonwealth Avenue, to Kalinisan Street (2nd lane)

3. A.H Lacson Avenue, near España

The affected roads will be fully passable by 5 a.m. on Monday, June 18.

June 11, 2018

Motorists are advised to take alternate routes in Manila tomorrow due to road closures for Independence Day events.

The Manila District Traffic Enforcement Unit of the Manila Police District says the following roads will be closed starting 6 a.m. for the flag raising and wreath-laying ceremonies: 

  • Northbound and southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard from Katigbak to TM Kalaw Avenue
  • Stretch of Katigbak Drive, Independence Road and South Drive 

MDTEU says traffic will be rerouted to the following roads:

  • All light vehicles intending to utilize the southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard shall turn left P. Burgos, right Ma. Orosa, right TM Kalaw to point of destination
  • All trucks and trailer trucks intending to utilize the southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard shall turn left P. Burgos, right Finance Road to point of destination
  • All light vehicles intending to utilize the northbound lane of Roxas Boulevard shall turn right TM Kalaw, left Ma. Orosa, left P. Burgos to point of destination
  • All trucks and trailer trucks intending to utilize the northbound lane of Roxas Boulevard shall turn right to President Quirino Avenue to point of destination

Meanwhile, the following roads will be closed from 9 a.m. for the military-civic parade called "Kalayaan 2018: Pagbabagong Ipinaglaban, Alay sa Masaganang Kinabukasan”:

  • Southbound lane of Bonifacio Drive from Anda Circle to Katigbak Drive
  • Stretch of Katigbak Drive, Independence Road and South Drive 

Motorists will instead be re-routed to the following roads: 

  • All light vehicles intending to utilize the southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard shall take the roundabout at Anda Circle and turn right Soriano Ave. to point of destination
  • All trucks intending to utilize the southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard shall take the roundabout at Anda Circle and exit back to Bonifacio Drive to point of destination
  • All vehicles intending to utilize the northbound lane of Roxas Boulevard shall go straight to Bonifacio Drive or turn right to TM Kalaw Avenue to point of destination

The MDTEU adds that the actual closing and opening of affected roads will be based on the actual traffic situation.

June 8, 2018

The Department of Public Works and Highways – National Capital Region will resume reblocking and repair activities along EDSA and two other roads in Quezon City starting 11 p.m. tonight, June 8.

Affected roads in EDSA include:

  • Southbound direction from after Arayat Street, 3rd lane from the sidewalk (Service Road)
  • Southbound direction from in front of Francesca Tower to after Scout Borromeo, 3rd lane from center island
  • Northbound direction near North Avenue, MRT Station, 2nd lane

Other roads scheduled for repair are:

  • Northbound direction of Batasan Road from Commonwealth Avenue to Katarungan Street, 2nd Lane
  • Northbound direction Congressional Avenue from fronting Business Bank to Mindanao Avenue, 3rd lane

DPWH-NCR says that due to the expected traffic slowdown in affected areas, motorists are requested to take possible alternate routes.

The affected lanes will be reopened at 5 a.m. on Monday, June 11.

May 20, 2018

A clearing operation on the collapsed portion of a flyover in Imus City, Cavite is ongoing on Sunday morning.

The portion of a flyover under construction along Aguinaldo Highway corner Daang Hari in Imus City, Cavite collapsed early Sunday morning.

Imus, Cavite Mayor Emmanuel Maliksi reported that the bridge is not passable due to the collapsed beam.

April 22, 2018

The Metro Manila Development Authority says 3 lanes are occupied along Commonwealth Diliman Preparatory eastbound after a vehicular accident involving a public utility jeep and pick-up occurred.

Radio reports say the accident, which occurred 2:59 p.m., already left 11 individuals injured. 

The MMDA says its enforcers are on the site to attend to the road mishap.

Both lanes of C5 Ortigas flyover are rendered not passable due to a road accident involving 12 vehicles.

The Metro Manila Development Authority advises motorists to take alternate routes.

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