The Department of Public Works and Highways will totally close the Ayala Bridge in Manila to traffic from March 21 to April 20 as it undergoes repair and rehabilitation during the month-long closure.
According to the agency, the rehabilitation of the bridge to restore its structural integrity includes raising it by 0.7m "for navigational clearance of vessels" that pass underneath the structure.
To guide motorists on what alternate routes to take following the bridge's closure, informative signs have been installed on the following roads: España, A.H. Lacson, President Quirino Avenue, United Nations Avenue, Ayala Boulevard, Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard, Bustillos and Legarda Streets, P. Casal Extension, Claro M. Recto Avenue, Dapitan, Carlos Palanca Sr., Quezon Boulevard, Plaza Sta. Cruz, Carriedo, Padre Burgos, Andalucia and Lerma.
From April 21 to June 14, the east side of the bridge will be partially closed, while from June 15 to July 20, it will be the west side's turn to be partially closed. With the exception of trucks and buses, one-way northbound traffic will be allowed on the bridge during those dates.