‘Are Edsa alternate routes ready for 100,000 cars?’

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“They should make first ensure that the roads that they had identified as alternative [routes] are in order.”

Neomie Recio, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Traffic Engineering Center head, on Sunday said in a radio program that the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) should first make sure that the 52 alternate routes it earlier listed were capable of handling around 100,000 vehicles.

This was in case the rehabilitation of Edsa, the busiest

thoroughfare in Metro Manila, would push through, she added.

According to Recio, the DPWH included in the list almost all roads in the Edsa area. “But what will happen if these are the same roads which are being renovated by their district offices?” she said.

The DPWH’s plan to rehabilitate the 23-kilometer-long Edsa which was supposed to start in May and would have cost P3.7 billion had been put on hold temporarily by President Benigno Aquino III due to the inconvenience it would pose to motorists.

At the same time, Recio pushed anew for the agency’s long-proposed idea for the construction of a bridge over Pasig River from Sta. Monica to Lawton Avenue. “It can serve as an alternative route for motorists who want to avoid [heavy traffic on] C-5 Road and Guadalupe bridges,” she said.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4XVVCOAZXYTPN2X3IPFCFDSKFM Melvin

    Magdagdag ng tulay sa Pasig River…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPN3L3JH7H6VYTE6IWV2CWDI4Q Amparo

    Giginhawa din ang buhay :)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2QPDX7VYULSAEHLLPP3KSZESPY AlingDorayandMargaret

    A cheaper solution to declog EDSA is to improve the LRT- add more train cars, more trips. Make the stations bigger and rid it of snatchers!

  • opinyonlangpo

    Whats with the 100,000 cars? Is it per hour, per day or per month? Or are they going to park it or accomodate it permanently in the alternative routes? One method of reducing vehicles plying a road is to impose a toll fee even for only during rush hours. 

  • Rovingmoron

    Tumpak! Constructing bridges across the Pasig River will at least help decongest traffic along EDSA. It seems the Makati-Mandaluyong Bridge is not helping a lot. Another alternative is the revival of the River Taxis.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KAAEZZZL7OMMZ5K4KCFETADLSM jerome

    Kahit na ilang flyover at C-5 o ano mang extension highways ang itayo sa manila hanggat hindi nababawasan ang sasakyan ganun pa din ang sitwasyon ng traffic. Sobrang daming sasakyang ang nasa daan kahit mga dilapidated na tumatakbo pa din

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M6UL2UG4OGTMCLSYGB5MVJ7USE InSearchOfTruth

    the government should promote car pooling to help decongest the metro manila streets.  ang hirap kasi masigasig ang kampanya ng mmda against colorums pero ang mga undisciplined buses eh walang magawa ang inutil na gobyerno natin.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4XVVCOAZXYTPN2X3IPFCFDSKFM Melvin

    Magdagdag muna ng tulay sa Pasig River…

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