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Magallanes Flyover repair work to start this month; Guadalupe Bridge retrofit to be set

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to undertake repair works on more major thoroughfares along EDSA, the country’s busiest highway, in efforts to strengthen the country’s current infrastructure.

According to DPWH National Capital Region (NCR) regional director Loreta Malaluan, rehabilitation work on the Magallanes Flyover is set to start this month—including the installation of fiber sheets and plates—and  estimated to last six months.

“Unahin na muna po nila ‘yung pang ilalim para po hindi masabay sa Kamuning flyover [they should do the bottom portion first so it will not coincide with the Kamuning flyover],” she said in a report on “24 Oras Weekend” on Sunday.

This comes as the southbound lane of the Kamuning flyover was closed starting May 1 and will last until October 25, to undergo repair.

Aside from these, Malaluan said retrofitting works are also scheduled to be done on the 60-year-old Guadalupe Bridge this year.

“Ang talagang timeline nila dito [The timeline for this really] is from 2024 to 2027. It would depend on kailan nga mai-issue ‘yung kanilang [they would issue the] notice to proceed para sa [for the] civil works. This is a JICA-funded project,” she said.

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) recommended the retrofitting of the bridge as early as 2012, after seeing cracks in its columns. — Jon Viktor D. Cabuenas/BM, GMA Integrated News