Partial closure of Sevilla Bridge starts; traffic rerouted

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will reroute traffic near Sevilla Bridge, which would be partially closed to traffic starting at 10 p.m. on Saturday to pave the way for the rehabilitation and upgrading of the bridge.

Jojo Garcia, the MMDA’s assistant general manager for planning, said they had prepared over the last three months all the necessary traffic measures needed to ensure that traffic would still be moving while the 30-meter bridge undergoes repair.

Around 40,000 motorists are expected to be affected by the partial closure of the bridge.

Starting at 10 p.m. on Saturday, three of the bridge’s six lanes will be closed off to traffic.

July completion expected

The bridge’s rehabilitation is expected to be completed by July, while the coinciding Skyway alignment project will be finished by July next year.

Eastbound motorists coming from Magsaysay Boulevard are advised to turn right at Old Sta. Mesa/Valenzuela Street, then right at Cordillera, left at Lubiran traversing to Boni Avenue going to Maysilo roundabout, exit at FB Martinez Avenue, right at Shaw Boulevard to destination.

They could also turn right at V. Mapa, right at Old Sta. Mesa, left at Reposo Street, left at Valenzuela, right at V. Mapa, right at Bagumbayan Street, left at Lubiran, left at Kalentong, right at Shaw Boulevard to destination.

For westbound motorists coming from Shaw Boulevard, they can turn right at F. Blumentritt Street, left at F. Manalo Street, right at Old Sta. Mesa, left at Araneta Avenue to destination.

Truck ban start adjusted

They could also turn right at Gomezville/Hoover/Haig, right at F. Blumentritt Street, left at Old Sta. Mesa, right to V. Mapa, left at Aurora Boulevard to destination.

Another route they could take is by turning right at F. Blumentritt Street to N. Domingo to destination.

Authorities also adjusted by an hour the start of the truck ban along Shaw Boulevard from 5 p.m to 4 p.m.—JOVIC YEE



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