Road Re-Blocking may worsen Metro traffic

Manila, Philippines --- Motorists may expect traffic even during the weekend as contractors of the Department of Public Works and Highways will conduct re-blocking on damaged pavements of major roads in Metro Manila, including seven sections along the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA).

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said the schedule of road re-blocking will be conducted from June 28 to July 1, 2013 at seven portions on EDSA located in four cities: from Reliance St. to Libertad St. northbound (NB), in Mandaluyong City; A. De Jesus U-Turn Slot before J. Mariano St. southbound (SB) lane 3, in Caloocan City; Along EDSA between G. De Jesus St. and Malvar St. (NB), also in Caloocan City; Malibay Bridge to C. Jose St. (NB, 5th lane), in Pasay City; from Seminary Road to Rena Road (NB, 5th lane), Quezon City; along EDSA from Kaingin Road to Dario Bridge 1 (SB, 3rd lane), also in QC.

An affected area would be from North Susana to Luzon Ave. (SB,3rd lane), along Commonwealth in QC.

Even if repairs are not finished, affected road sections will be opened to traffic before 5 a.m. on July 1, the MMDA assured.

Relatedly, the MMDA will hold a tree-planting activity on June 30, at the former San Mateo Landfill. About 8,000 trees will be planted by at least 900 volunteer-members of the Metropolitan Manila Emergency Volunteer Corps (MMEVC) and various organizations.

The goal is to plant 100,000 by the end of 2013 as well as promote social relevance and environmental awareness while fostering cooperative spirit and camaraderie among government personnel, volunteers, and other stakeholders.

The MMEVC was launched by the MMDA to develop a community base of volunteers in the 17 local government units of Metro Manila to respond in times of disasters, through the spirit of bayanihan, self-help, mutual assistance, and cooperation.

Since its creation, the MMEVC has assisted the MMDA in its various programs and projects through manpower augmentation during special operations, conduct of training and demonstration drills on search and rescue, Manila Bay clean-up, and tree-planting activities.

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