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Marcos Highway Bridge closed for 4 months.

Marcos Highway Bridge closed for 4 months !-- -- Robertzon Ramirez (The Philippine Star) - May 24, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines The planned closure of the Marcos Highway Bridge will finally push through tomorrow, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced yesterday. MMDA general manager Jojo Garcia said the bridge would be closed to motorists for four-month rehabilitation.

He said the Department of Public Works and Highways would start working on the eastbound lane of the bridge starting at 11 p.m.

"After two weeks of preparations, it is definite the Marcos Highway Bridge will be closed for four months to give way for repairs," Garcia told reporters. The bridge was scheduled to be closed on May 4, but was moved to a later date due to lack of alternate routes for the trucks that will be affected by the closure.

Garcia said works on the westbound lane would start after the repair of the eastbound lane is finished. At least 6,400 vehicles daily will be affected by the bridge's closure, which will last until September.

Alternate routes

Motorists coming from Cubao to Antipolo may take Aurora Boulevard, turn right to Katipunan Avenue, take Libis underpass service road, turn left to Boni Serrano, FVR Road straight to Macapagal Bridge and then Marcos Highway to Antipolo. Vehicles from Cubao may turn right to 15th Avenue, left to Boni Serrano, FVR Road straight to Macapagal Bridge then Marcos Highway to Antipolo.

Trucks from Cubao may take Aurora Boulevard, right to Katipunan Avenue, turn left to Boni Serrano, go straight to FVR Road, Macapagal Bridge then Sumulong Highway to Antipolo. Trucks from Antipolo should take Sumulong Highway, A.

Bonifacio Avenue then straight to Aurora Boulevard. Motorists may also take Marcos Highway, turn right to Fernando Avenue then A.

Bonifacio Avenue straight to Cubao.

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Publication:Philippines Star (Manila, Philippines)
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Date:May 23, 2019
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