EDSA Timog flyover southbound closed to traffic due to cracks, holes
The EDSA-Timog Avenue flyover southbound lane in Quezon City has been closed to traffic early Friday morning due to cracks and holes on the structure, Allan Gatus reported over Super Radyo's DZBB.
A hole was seen at the EDSA-Timog portion of the flyover.
The flyover was only partially closed late Thursday evening as the hole were patched up by personnel from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
JUST IN: EDSA Timog flyover (SOUTHBOUND), hindi na muna pinadaanan sa mga motorista matapos makitaan ng bitak at butas kahapon. 5:25AM nang isinara ng MMDA sa daloy ng mga sasakyan. Tanging busway lang ang maaaring daanan ng edsa carousel bus. @gmanews @dzbb pic.twitter.com/wljuAygCY6— James Agustin (@_jamesJA) June 16, 2022
The entire stretch of the flyover was closed around 5 a.m. on Friday due to concerns over its structural integrity.
The busway remains open to traffic, according to the report.
The closure resulted to heavy traffic congestion in the area.
There was no announcement made prior to the closure order. An advisory was issued on Thursday that there were cracks and holes observed on the structure.
The flyover prior to the closure is currently under undergoing repair works, which was started at the area near Police Station 10.
In an interview, Engr. Christian Lirios from the Department of Public Works and Highways-Nat'l Capital Region (DPWH-NCR) Second Engineering District said the agency already made an assessment of the flyover.
"Actually, we have a project dito. Major rehabilitation ng EDSA-Timog Avenue flyover," he said.
"Nagre-retrofit kami ng girders. Luma na ang Kamuning flyover," he added.
Motorists have nothing to worry about because repair works are already underway.
The repair will be finished tomorrow, June 18, because of the extent of work that has to be done on one lane of the flyover. Retrofitting will also be done underneath the flyover. -- BAP, GMA News