If you’ve already conditioned yourself for the heavy traffic along Marcos Highway starting May 4, take note: The Marcos Bridge rehabilitation project has been delayed by one week from the original schedule.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced earlier this afternoon that the scheduled closure and renovation of the eastbound portion of Marcos Bridge has been rescheduled from May 4 to May 11, 2019. The entire project is estimated to take eight months to complete.
Following its announcement last Tuesday, the MMDA proceeded to conduct an ocular inspection, which exposed the lack of preparedness of the private contractor set to take on the project. The absence of signage, traffic lights, and new intersections to ease the potential traffic buildup forced the MMDA to push back the start date of construction.
With over 3,000 vehicles passing through the road per hour, the repercussions of the partial bridge closure on the surrounding traffic could be exponential. The MMDA has provided a week of leeway for the contractor to complete the necessary preparations that should help lessen the adverse effects of the upcoming project.
You may view the MMDA’s official Facebook statement below:
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