24-hour road work this Holy Week

Starting this Holy Week, major roads in Metro Manila will experience round-the-clock road works for maintenance and to ease traffic congestion in the long run.

Here’s what you need to know.

Road works during Holy Week break

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has recently announced that 24-hour road works will be happening non-stop this Holy Week from Holy Wednesday, 27th March at 11pm to Monday, 1st April at 5am. The affected roads involve major thoroughfares and key areas within the region.

With the impact on commuters, MMDA assures the public that these road works are simply part of their efforts in enhancing infrastructure and providing better transportation routes. Coordination with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and local government units are in place to minimize disruptions and ensure efficient work progress.

Affected roads and areas

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According to the MMDA, DPWH, along with a telecommunications firm, are taking advantage of the Holy Week to do these road works as the number of motorists and four-wheel vehicles will be significantly low.

This is because most of them will have headed to provinces and other destinations to observe religious practices during the week and spend time with their families.

The affected roads and areas to undergo 24-hour construction work are as follows:

  • Batasan-Commonwealth Tunnel, Filinvest 1 Road to fronting Sandigan (1st lane from plantbox, Quezon City)
  • West Avenue, Ligaya St. to Del Monte Avenue (1st lane from sidewalk), Quezon City
  • Luzon Avenue SB, Congressional Avenue Ext. to before Luzon Flyover (1st lane from center), Quezon City
  • Commonwealth Avenue, Landbank to Elliptical Road (3rd lane from sidewalk), Quezon City
  • Mindanao Avenue, Tandang Sora Avenue to Longines St. (truck lane), Quezon City
  • Mindanao Avenue Tunnel to Sauyo Road (truck lane), Quezon City
  • Payatas Road, Batasan Road to Bayanihan St., Quezon City
  • Payatas Road between Singko St. & Leyte St., Quezon City
  • Payatas Road before Maynilad Pumping Station to Petron Gas Station (1st lane from sidewalk), Quezon City
  • IBP-San Mateo Road, Quezon City
  • Roxas Boulevard NB between Lourdes St. & Vicente Sotto St., Pasay City
  • Roxas Boulevard NB between Remedios St. & Pasaje Del Carmen St., Pasay City
  • Roxas Boulevard EDSA Flyover SB bridge approach (outer lane & inner lane), Pasay City
  • South Super Highway East Service Road, Parañaque City
  • EDSA NB Guadalupe before bridge (3rd lane), Makati City
  • EDSA NB Guadalupe P. Burgos St. near Jollibee and McDonald’s (4th lane), Makati City
  • EDSA NB Guadalupe JP Rizal Ext. (2nd lane), Makati City
  • EDSA NB Guadalupe JP Rizal Ext. near Stoplight (2nd lane), Makati City

The MMDA advises travelers, commuters, and motorists to plan in advance and follow designated alternate paths to avoid congestion.

Why is road maintenance important?

Despite the inconvenience, these road works are crucial for maintaining and enhancing Metro Manila’s infrastructure.

These continuous efforts aim to provide safer and more efficient travel for residents and commuters in the long term, especially after taking a major religious break with the Holy Week.

Make travel plans accordingly

While the road works may cause short-term inconvenience for everyone, they are essential for the long-term improvement of Metro Manila’s transportation route system.

Suffice it to say, it’s best to stay updated and plan your routes wisely during this Holy Week period.

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Cover image adapted from: Philippine News Agency (PNA)

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