Flyover repair to start tomorrow-A A +A
Sunday, February 23, 2014
THE flyover in Barangay Maguikay, Mandaue City will undergo a three-month repair starting tomorrow.
Vehicles can still pass through the flyover and the road underneath, said Project Engineer Eda de Guzman of the Department of Public Works and Highways 7 Sixth District Engineering Office.
The P17.6-million retrofitting project will be done by the PLD Construction, which is given until May 14 to finish it.
De Guzman, in a press conference last Wednesday, said fiber plates and fiber sheets will be installed in the middle span of the flyover to strengthen the structure. The work will be done at night.
The retrofitting of the flyover comes five months after the Mandaue City Council passed a resolution urging the DPWH 7 to rehabilitate the structure after cracks and scratches caused by trucks passing under it alarmed motorists.
The repair will be done simultaneously with the rehabilitation of five major thoroughfares in the city. These roads are Plaridel, A.S. Fortuna, M.L. Quezon, Hernan Cortes and Ouano Ave. All except for Ouano Ave., which will undergo repair for 150 days, will be rehabilitated for a year.
Works on these roads, except A.S. Fortuna, will also start tomorrow. The P.B. Obial Construction started the work on A.S. Fortuna last week.
Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue Head Edwin Ermac said the PLD Construction will set a vertical clearance under the flyover to disallow certain trucks from passing through.
With the road projects expected to create heavy traffic, Ermac advised motorists to plan their trip ahead.
The Team will not implement re-routing schemes, but will strictly enforce no-stopping and no-parking zones.
Ermac said motorists may have to take longer routes to avoid the traffic. He advised motorists to take the Tabok road in going to Lapu-Lapu City and Cebu City.
In January last year, the DPWH 7 Sixth District Engineering Office repaired the expansion joints of the Maguikay flyover and replaced its dilapidated asphalt.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February 23, 2014.