Metro Manila News
MMDA to implement traffic adjustments in Alabang and Balintawak
Traffic adjustments will be implemented in Alabang and EDSA Balintawak starting February 14 (Friday) to pave the way for the construction for Skyway Extension and Skyway Stage 3 Projects, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).
Starting 6am of February 16, one-way traffic scheme for southbound vehicles will be implemented in West Service Road of South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) from Alabang Hills to Alabang Zapote Road to give way to the construction of Skyway Extension from Hillsborough to Filinvest Exit.
Skyway – Hillsborough off-ramp will be closed to traffic and Class 2 vehicles such as buses and delivery vans from Magallanes to Alabang are not allowed along the elevated Skyway.
One-way traffic will also be implemented on Northbound lane of Alabang temporary Steel Ramp from 5am to 9am, daily. The same traffic scheme will also be done along Skyway from Sucat Interchange to Alabang-Zapote Road and on Southbound lane of Alabang temporary Steel Ramp daily from 9am to 5am of the following day.
Affected vehicles northbound are advised to take the Alabang via-duct at grade level.
The construction will last for three months.
B: Balintawak Interchange
Starting 11pm of February 14 (Friday), one lane closure will be implemented on EDSA Balintawak Northbound towards North Luzon Expressway to give way to the erection of vertical bridge support under the EDSA Bridge as part of the Skyway Stage 3 project.
Light vehicles going to NLEX and Monumento may take the Balintawak Interchange ramp going to Cubao and take the U-turn slot after Cloverleaf Market going to NLEX.
On the other hand, two lanes will be closed on EDSA Balintawak going to Cubao on February 16 (Sunday) for the erection of interconnection flatform tower on top of EDSA Bridge.
Light vehicles coming from Monumento via EDSA before reaching Balintawak may turn right to A. de Jesus St. then left to C3 to destination.
The lane closures will be until March 5.
Further, girders will also be launched along A. Bonifacio where one lane going to NLEX will remain passable and two lanes for those going to Manila for 8 nights from 11pm to 5am on February 22 to 29.
Motorists are advised to take the following alternate routes:
- Light vehicles going to NLEX and Monumento may take the Balintawak Interchange ramp going to Cubao and take the U-turn slot after Cloverleaf Market going to NLEX.
- Light vehicles going to Novaliches and NLEX may take zipper lane at the left immediately before the construction site towards destination.
- Light vehicles from NLEX (going to Manila/Caloocan) may take the Balintawak Interchange Ramp going to Monumento via EDSA then left to A. De Jesus St. then left to C3 to destination.
The construction will last for 21 days or until March 5.
Both the Skyway Stage 3 and Skyway Extension Projects are part of the government’s “Build, Build, Build” program.
The Skyway Stage 3 is a 14.8-kilometer elevated tollway project which connects Skyway/SLEX Buendia to NLEX Balintawak while the Skyway Extension project extends the existing toll road to Susana Heights/Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway.
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said there is no need to disinfect or destroy banknotes in the country amid the global outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). BSP senior assistant governor Dahlia Luna said they do not see the nee...
Senator Panfilo Lacson said the Anti-Terrorism Bill passed by the Senate has enough legal safeguards against perceived abuses that may be committed during its implementation. “Lahat na safeguards naman naroon (All safeguards are there),”...
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said the several bills that seek to renew the legislative franchise of broadcast network ABS-CBN at the House of Representatives are not urgent. “It’s important but the urgency is not there because ...
President Rodrigo Duterte has prohibited the manufacture and sale of unregistered and adulterated electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and tobacco products to protect and advance people’s right to a “balanced and healthful ecology.”...
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) vowed to help 400 workers to be affected by the impending closure of Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) plant in Laguna. DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the government will help the affected work...
Close to 500 Filipino seafarers of the Diamond Princess of the Sea were successfully repatriated from Haneda to Manila via two Philippine Airlines flights operated yesterday (February 25, 2020). The flights were made possible by a well-coordinated j...