By Betheena Unite
Reconstruction of the Pinaglabanan Bridge in San Juan City has been completed, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced.
The newly-replaced San Juan Bridge also known as Pinaglabanan Bridge was opened to motorists Wednesday after a year-long closure.
The improved 46.85-meter Pinaglabanan Bridge directly connects Old Sta. Mesa Street in the city of Manila and N. Domingo Street in San Juan City. It is expected to serve about 8,000 to 10,000 motorists daily.
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar led the inauguration of the new bridge, which had been closed also to give way to the ongoing construction of the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 Project.
“Motorists can once again utilize San Juan Bridge which is now fully-restored, and is constructed with 1.5-meter sidewalk on both sides to cater to pedestrians crossing San Juan River,” Villar said.
Meanwhile, the department on Thursday also announced that various road sections on Epifanio delos Santos Avenue and in Quezon City will be closed over the weekend to give way for repair works.
According to DPWH – National Capital Region Director Ador Canlas, starting 11 p.m. Friday, road rehabilitation will be carried out until Monday morning.
Reblocking activities in EDSA will cover the southbound direction from Balintawak to Dario Bridge, first lane from center island; and from Approach B of P. Tuazon Flyover to Approach A of Boni Serrano Flyover, beside sidewalk; and at the northbound direction after Aurora Boulevard to New York Street, third lane from sidewalk.
Road works are also set on the southbound direction of A. Bonifacio Avenue from Sergeant Rivera Street to Bansalangin Street, first lane from sidewalk; westbound direction of General Luis Street near SB Diversion Road; Elliptical Road from Kalayaan Avenue to Maharlika Street, third lane from sidewalk; and Congressional Avenue Extension near UP Professor Subdivision, third lane from sidewalk; and northbound direction of Mindanao Avenue from Tandang Sora to D. Munoz Street, second lane from sidewalk.
Canlas urged motorists to take alternate routes due to expected temporary traffic slowdown in affected areas.