Here’s a bit of good news a few days before the Undas weekend: The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has announced that the Marcos Bridge will reopen tomorrow, Thursday, October 31.
Agency secretary Mark Villar uploaded a photo on his Facebook page, which you can check out below:
The Marcos Bridge serves as one of the major roads servicing motorists and commuters traveling within Marikina and between Marikina/Antipolo and Quezon City. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) estimates at least 3,000 vehicles passed by the bridge every hour prior to its closure.
It has been five months since the long-overdue rehabilitation project began, and the construction has caused heavy traffic in the area since. Fast forward to tomorrow, and motorists will be able to fully use all four lanes of the thoroughfare once more. This is surely something that a lot of people—specifically those residing east of the Metro—will be glad to hear, especially in light of recent mishaps involving the LRT-2 line. The timing coincides as well with the Undas carmageddon right around the corner.
Are you looking forward to using the rehabilitated Marcos bridge? Also, do you think the reopening of the thoroughfare will improve traffic in the area?