Maguikay flyover shut at night

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Friday, January 25, 2013


STARTING last night, the flyover in Barangay Maguikay, Mandaue City will be closed at night until Feb. 3 for the repair of its expansion joints.

The Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (Team) has advised motorists to take the road below the flyover or take alternative roads, such as the UN Ave. and Plaridel St.

Team head Edwin Ermac said he would observe last night’s traffic flow in the flyover area to see if a rerouting scheme is needed during the hours the flyover will be closed.

“We will send personnel to monitor the traffic flow,” he said in a phone interview.

He said the closure of the flyover will not likely cause traffic buildup, since there are fewer vehicles on the streets at night.

“There are several rerouting scheme we can implement, but there’s high possibility the closure will not cause heavy traffic,” Ermac said.

Schedule

On Jan. 24 and 25, the flyover will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. It will be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Jan. 26 and 27.

From Jan. 28 to Feb. 1, the flyover will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. It will be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Feb. 2 and Feb. 3.

Marie Mignon Nillama, information officer of DPWH 7, said the repair of the expansion of the Maguikay flyover is the last part of the project rehabilitating the four-km. stretch of the Cebu North Hagnaya Wharf Road.

The DPWH 7 spent P34 million for the project, which started last June and will end on Feb. 3.

The project, which is being done by MBD General Construction, includes the replacement of old culverts in the drainage along the road.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on January 25, 2013.

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