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EDSA-Kamuning flyover southbound to be closed for 30 days starting June 25

The southbound portion of the EDSA-Kamuning flyover in Quezon City will be closed for 30 days for repairs starting Saturday, June 25, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said Tuesday.

The closure will take effect starting 6 a.m. on June 25, the MMDA said, according to a report by James Agustin on GMA News' Unang Balita.

"Ito pong buong southbound ng EDSA-Kamuning flyover ay isasara for 30 days. 'Yan ang hiniling ng DPWH [Department of Public Works and Highways]," MMDA chair Atty. Romando Artes said.

(The entire southbound of EDSA-Kamuning flyover will be closed for 30 days. That is what the DPWH asked for.)



Artes said the DPWH checked the portion of the flyover with cracks and said a 30-meter stretch of the flyover needs to be repaired.

"Nang buksan po nila ang mga may crack na portion nitong tulay ay nakita nila na kailangan pong kumpunihin 'yung 30-meter stretch nitong buong tulay," he said.

(When they opened the portion of the flyover with cracks, they saw that they need to repair the 30-meter stretch of the whole flyover.)

"Mano-mano po ang pagbaak ng semento dahil hindi po puwedeng gamitan ng heavy equipment dahil baka maapektuhan po 'yung dalawang lanes pa na nasa tabi," Artes said, explaining why the closure will last for 30 days.

(They will remove the cement by hand because they cannot use heavy equipment as this may affect the two other lanes.)

Artes however said the 30 days is the maximum time for the repair, and already includes a seven-day curing time for the cement.

All vehicles going southbound will have to use the service road below the flyover, he said.

Motorists are advised to use the Mabuhay lanes as alternate routes, Artes added.

EDSA carousel buses will also have to use the service road, but after the flyover, they can use the leftmost lane again which is dedicated for their use, he said.

Around 140,000 vehicles use the EDSA-Kamuning flyover every day, the MMDA chief said.

Cracks and a hole were seen on the EDSA-Timog Avenue flyover southbound lane last week, leading to its  partial closure.

Only light vehicles and the EDSA carousel buses were allowed to use the flyover in the southbound direction on Monday. —KG, GMA News