THE SOUTHBOUND lanes of the Timog flyover along EDSA will be closed for a month for repairs starting June 25, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Tuesday.
“Total closure of the bridge has to be implemented considering that the construction works have to be done without any vibration movement,” MMDA Chairman Romando S. Artes said in a statement.
“Repairs will be done manually without heavy equipment,” said Mr. Artes.
The full closure of the flyover will start at 6 a.m. on Saturday.
The repairs, covering a 30-meter segment, include the reconstruction of the damaged bridge diaphragm and the construction of a new bridge deck slab of the flyover.
Around 140,000 vehicles passing through the flyover daily will be affected by the closure, according to MMDA.
Mr. Artes said they have been clearing alternate routes of illegally parked vehicles to ease the expected traffic congestion.