A 58-ton coping beam, located on NLEX near Balintawak, Quezon City, of the currently being developed Skyway Stage 3 is being lowered after it fell while being mounted on a column due to the snapping of the chains on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019.
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Lifting procedures for Skyway Stage 3 project to be reviewed after coping beam collapse
(Philstar.com) - August 19, 2019 - 6:23pm

MANILA, Philippines— The North Luzon Expressway Corporation and San Miguel-led Citra Central Expressway Corporation Monday said they would conduct a review of the lifting procedure for the Skyway Stage 3 project.

The companies said they would also reassess the methodologies to be employed by the contractor in the NLEX area “to ensure safety of the motorists and construction personnel.”

The conduct of the review came a day after a coping beam being installed got detached and fell down.

READ: Collapsed coping beam of Skyway Stage 3 project causes NLEX traffic

The 58-ton coping beam then caused traffic build-up near the Balintawak southbound section of the NLEX.

NLEX had apologized for the inconvenience caused by the detached coping beam.

The 18.68-kilometer elevated expressway Manila Skyway Stage 3 connects Buendia, Makati City to Balintawak, Quezon City.

The Department of Public Works and Highways said its target completion for the project is by the first quarter of 2020. — Rosette Adel

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