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Nagtahan flyover remains closed to trucks until end-Apr 2022

  • The Nagtahan Flyover in Sta. Mesa will remain closed to trucks for another seven months, or from Oct 1 to end-April 2022, for rehabilitation and major repairs
  • Since last year, trucks have been prohibited from traversing the area
  • Only one lane at a time will be occupied and only light vehicles are allowed to pass on the flyover and the Nagtahan service road
  • The Department of Public Works and Highways received P50 million for the Phase 1 of Nagtahan Flyover strengthening
  • The rehabilitation will address big cracks on flyover’s abutment wall and railing, loose steel enclosure of retrofitting on its piers, and rusting steel enclosure of retrofitting at several piers

The Nagtahan Flyover in Sta. Mesa, Manila will remain closed to trucks for another seven months starting October 1 as the structure undergoes rehabilitation and major repairs, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).

The repairs are expected to end in April 2022. Since last year, trucks have been prohibited from traversing the area.

Only one lane at a time will be occupied and only light vehicles will be allowed to pass on the flyover and the Nagtahan service road, MMDA said in a statement.

Construction of the flyover will be done in segments:

  • Segment 1 and 2: Northbound (R. Magsaysay to G. Tuazon) within two months
  • Segment 3: Southbound (G. Tuazon to R. Magsaysay Area) within 1.5 months
  • Segment 4 and 5: Northbound (EARIST to R. Magsaysay Blvd. area) within 2 months
  • Segment 6: Southbound (R. Magsaysay to EARIST area) within 1.5 months

Vehicles going north are advised to take Osmeña Highway, right to Quirino Avenue, left to Quirino Avenue Extension, left to U.N. Avenue, right to Romualdez St., left to Ayala Boulevard, and Roxas Boulevard to destination.

Meanwhile, vehicles going southbound may take A. Bonifacio Avenue, right to C3, Road-10, to their destination.

MMDA said rehabilitation of the bridge will address the big cracks on its abutment wall and railing, loose steel enclosure of retrofitting on its piers, and rusting steel enclosure of retrofitting at several piers.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said the repair is meant to avoid untoward incidents for motorists and other road users using the bridge.

DPWH in an earlier statement said it finally received an allocation of P50 million for the Phase 1 strengthening of Nagtahan Flyover, identified by DPWH as among the 36 priority bridges for repair in Metro Manila.

READ: Repairs to limit access to Nagtahan Flyover from Oct 1

DPWH said the 467.85-meter standard reinforced concrete bridge structure requires immediate rehabilitation as it has been around since 1991. The bridge has 17 spans and a four-lane carriageway with a total width of 7.80 meters, and with highest elevation at 13.0 meters above road level.

The project will also need an additional allocation of P70 million for its final Phase 2, which will cover the remaining six of its 14 piers, and a lighting system on the flyover.

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