The Department of Public Works and Highways advised motorists to brace for heavy traffic as it started repairing the northbound lanes of Roxas Boulevard.
Secretary Mark Villar said the DPWH secured a clearance for 180 days of road reblocking and repair work from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority to be conducted along segments of the boulevard.
Engineer Mikunug Macud of the DPWH South Manila District said they began repair “along portions of the outermost northbound lanes of Roxas Boulevard, starting at 50 meters from EDSA on the Pasay side, and another 50 meters from P. Ocampo street on the Manila side.”
“Roxas Boulevard is a 5.45-kilometer national road that serves as a major route of heavy vehicles daily, particularly trucks going in and out of Manila Ports. That’s why its foundation deteriorates faster than regular roads, hence the need for rehabilitation,” he added.