By Betheena Unite
Road works in portions of three major roads in the metropolis will resume over the weekend, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said Friday.
Reblocking and repair activities will continue on Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA), Circumferential Road 5 (C-5 Road) and Batasan Road starting Friday night, according to DPWH – National Capital Rehion Director Melvin Navarro.
Affected roads in EDSA include the southbound direction from after Eugenio Lopez Avenue to before Scout Borromeo Street, beside MRT line 3 and at the northbound direction from beside Trinoma Mall, sixth lane from center island.
Other roads scheduled for repair also include the southbound direction of C-5 Road from after Julia Vargas, before Lanuza Avenue and at the northbound direction of Batasan Road from before Congress North Gate and fronting Quezon City Polytechnic University (QCPU), third lane.
Oct. 5 to 8 road work
Navarro said the road works are scheduled until 5 a.m. Monday, October 8. Motorists are advised to avoid the affected road portions and take alternate routes.
Major roads to Baguio opened
Meanwhile, the department also announced that some major roads leading to Baguio –except for Kennon Road –have been opened to traffic starting Thursday. These are Marcos Highway, Baguio-Bauang (Naguilian) Road, and Banguet-Nueva Vizcaya Road.
Busa Section of the Baguio-Bontoc Road was also closed due to road cut. According to the regional office, excavation of footing for Gabion structure is underway.
Motorists are advised to take Marcos Highway and Baguio-Bauang Road instead of Kennon Road and Nacagang-Abatan, Bauko, Maba-ay Road as an alternate route for the closed portion in Bagiuo-Bontoc Road.
Roads in the CAR
Some road sections in the Cordillera Administrative Region remain closed as clearing operations are underway.
Roads affected are Baguio-Bua-Itogon Road, Banaue-Hungduan-Benguet Boundary Road, and Kiangan-Tinoc-Buguias Road. Some of the clearing operations on the closed roads are also due to clearing operations that were placed on hold because of the road cut.