MANILA, Philippines – The Sevilla Bridge in Mandaluyong will be totally closed to vehicular traffic for one month as it will undergo reconstruction, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced Friday.
In a statement, the MMDA said the bridge will be closed starting Saturday, March 14.
“The bridge, crossing San Juan River and connecting Shaw Boulevard in Burol, Mandaluyong City and P. Sanchez Street in Sta. Mesa, Manila, will be closed starting on March 14 (Saturday) at 10pm,” MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said during a press briefing held at the MMDA main headquarters in Makati City.
“Total closure of Sevilla Bridge will last until April 14,” he added.
Garcia said the bridge closure is to give way to the construction of the Skyway Stage 3 project, an 18.68-kilometer elevated expressway starting from Buendia in Makati to Balintawak in Quezon City.
“One-way traffic scheme going to Manila will be implemented every 5am onwards for one month,” he said.
Trucks will also be prohibited from entering Valenzuela-P. Sanchez intersection going to Shaw Boulevard.
The MMDA advised motorists coming from Manila to take alternative routes by turning right to Bagumbayan and then turn left to Lubiran (Bacood Bridge) to New Panaderos going to destination.
An 30,000 to 40,000 motorists will be affected by the bridge closure.
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