MOTORISTS who use the Maguikay flyover in going to the north or going to the city from the north are advised to take alternate routes starting Jan. 24 until Feb. 3 because the flyover would be closed for repairs.
Edwin Ermac, head of the Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (TEAM), gave the advice because the schedule of repairs for the Maguikay flyover would be done during those days.
He advised motorist to take alternate routes in Ouano Avenue and Plaridel Street to minimize the volume of traffic passing along the affected area.
repairs at night
The regional office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) were scheduled to repair the flyover’s expansion joints at that time.
Ermac however said that the repairs will not ‘t affect the morning traffic since these would be done during the night and the flyover would be opened during the day.
Work on the flyover will start from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Jan. 24 and 25 and from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Jan. 26 and 27.
From Jan. 28 to Feb. 1, it will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. and on Feb. 2 and 3, work on the flyover will start from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
The two lane asphalt which are now dilapidated will also be scraped and paved again with another 4 inches of asphalt.
Engineer Roy dela Cruz, project engineer of the DPWH 7, earlier said that the damaged joints would need to be attended first before the road would be asphalted. He assured motorists that the flyover was stable despite the joint damage./Reporter Jucell Marie P. Cuyos