DPWH to start major road repairs along northbound side of Roxas Blvd. tonight

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) issued an advisory today, that a big portion of Roxas Boulevard's northbound lane will be receiving major rehabilitation work that will begin tonight at 10:00 PM, and will continue for the next six months.

DPWH South Manila District Engineer, Mikunug Macud, said that clearance for the 180-calendar days' road reblocking and repair works schedule was already secured from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to be conducted along a kilometer-long intermittent portion of the four (4) northbound lanes of Roxas Boulevard.

For starters, the DPWH will begin repair works at 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 in Manila.

The rehabilitation initially received an allocation of P20 million to cover the 530-meter portion from EDSA to before Libertad and another P40 million for the 500-meter section from Ocampo Street to before Quirino Avenue. The repairs cover excavation of the old road, road concreting, with drainage improvement and traffic management component.

District Engineer Macud said that once repair of the initial portions are completed, the same activities will be undertaken along the remaining sections of the northbound lanes as well as the entire 4-lane southbound direction.

Drivers and motorcycle riders alike are advised to take alternate routes.