Metro Manila is known for its accessibility to and from different parts of Luzon. Other than the fact that it’s the center of Luzon’s Central Business District (CBD), it’s also famous for the never-ending slow traffic flow most of the time. Metro Manila traffic is bad—in fact, it’s one of the things most people try to avoid. Unfortunately, it might become worse.
Pasig City, the core of the infamous Metro Manila, will be undergoing rehabilitation of drainage systems including gutters, sidewalks, and curbs. In an advisory by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) through the Public Information Office of Pasig City, they posted the advisory about heavy traffic along Ortigas Ave. Extension.
DPWH Traffic Advisory
Traffic Advisory: Starting Aug. 23, 2019 – Dec. 8, 2019 from 10pm – 5am Expect traffic along Ortigas Ave. Ext. due to…
As you can see in the advisory, a project that will be led by the DPWH is set to begin on the 23rd of August, 2019.
What would the rehabilitation be?
As per the post, the DPWH will perform rehabilitation in the drainage systems in the area. Not only that, they’ll also be repairing curbs, sidewalks, and gutters along the Ortigas Ave. Extension.
This rehabilitation, once finished, can give aid not just to motorists, but to people living around the area as well. It’ll help pedestrians to travel and commute safely along these roads.
Is there a time frame?
Fortunately, yes. There is a time frame when the window of workers will be working along the roads. As per the advisory, the work will start from 10:00 P.M. until 5:00 A.M.
During these times, the DPWH advises all motorists, drivers, and commuters to take alternate routes to avoid being stuck in traffic.
As you can see, the time when workers will be operating is outside peak or “rush hours.” However, it can still have impacts and effects to the traffic flow because a lot of vehicles might be stuck there.
When will the project be completed?
As per the DPWH, motorists, commuters, and drivers should be made aware that the project or that the rehabilitation will take place until the 8th of December 2019. So, heavy traffic along the Ortigas Ave. Extension could really be a nuisance because the ber months are to come.
Who will greatly be affected?
The Ortigas Ave. Extension is a road that connects the East (Rizal) to the Metro. Specifically, Antipolo, Cainta, Taytay and Angono would be the ones needed to muster up patience because they are the ones to traverse through these roads.
This major thoroughfare is responsible for the transportation of people and goods to and from the Metro and the Rizal area.
Commuters and travelers who come from Rizal should be wary of the traffic along Ortigas Ave. Extension until December. Hopefully, the closure of roads won’t take too much off of what people can use to access the road—this entails better traveling in these areas.
Which roads will be closed or repaired?
As of this moment, no mention of which roads are going to be closed were out. All we know is that starting tomorrow, Friday, the 23rd of August 2019, everyone can expect heavy traffic along Ortigas Ave. Extension.
No road closures were given; no news on which specific parts of the road are going to be affected were given by the DPWH yet.
It’s going to start at a Friday; this is why people can really expect to experience a difficult time in this area even if the DPWH has not started with the rehabilitation yet—what more if the DPWH project starts?
Are you from Rizal? Do you have business or transactions anywhere in Rizal to and from the Metro? If so, then take note of the rehabilitation of the drainage systems along the Ortigas Extension thoroughfare. If not, then you might be surprised at the heavy traffic along Ortigas Ave. Extension until months to come.
Source: TopGear Philippines