MMDA announces closure of a portion of Roxas BLVD

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that the southbound portion of Roxas Boulevard will be closed for two months. This is to give way to rehabilitation works on a damaged drainage structure across the Libertad Flood Control Pumping Station.

Libertad portion of Roxas BLVD will be closed for 2 months – MMDA image

For those who are familiar with the area, the structure has been left unrepaired for years and has already been a cause of many accidents, particularly for motorcyclists.

“Heavy vehicles and trucks traversing the major thoroughfare have contributed to the damage of the drainage culvert over time. There is a danger that the drainage structure, constructed in the 1970s, would collapse, so rehabilitation must be done immediately,” said MMDA Chairman, Benhur Abalos.

The rehabilitation works will start on Saturday, January 15 at 6 AM and will last up to March 15, 2022 (tentatively). Motorists are advised to plan their routes ahead, take alternate routes, or better, totally avoid the area.