Expect traffic to be a little bit heavier in the next couple of days as the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MDDA) is conducting roadworks and repairs in various cities in Metro Manila until January 31, 2020. There are five activities in total.


Starting January 31, the C5-Ortigas flyover will undergo rehabilitation and major repair of the flyover. Work will only be done on weekdays (excluding holidays) from 11:00 PM onwards until 5:00 AM. The repair work is expected to be completed in 180 days or on July 28, 2020.


Starting January 31, Oroquieta Street (C164.50 to C439.80) in Sampaloc, Manila will also undergo repairs beginning January 31, 2020 until October 26, 2020. The reblocking and rehabilitation of Oroquieta Street and drainage system will start at 11:00 PM on all Friday nights until Monday morning. By 5:00 AM on the following Monday, the road will once again be open to traffic.


Starting January 29, Magsaysay Blvd. and R. Magsaysay Service Road (C 712.00 to 1097.00 and C783.00 to 1077) will be closed to traffic for rehabilitation. Reblocking will commence at 11:00 PM on all Fridays from January 29 to June 26. The road shall be opened to traffic by 5:00 AM on Mondays.


Two points along EDSA will also undergo repairs. The first is along EDSA  northbound, near the corner of Taft Avenue, Pasay City. One lane will be taken up for deliveries of material and concrete pouring in the area. The second is along EDSA southbound in front of AMA Towers Residences Building in Mandaluyong City. There will be a dismantling of the existing steel canopy in the area. Work at both locations will start on January 29 11:00 PM and will end on February 4, 5:00 AM.


Motorists are advised to take alternate routes and expect heavy traffic in areas with road work.