Starting October 1, only one lane of the Nagtahan Flyover in Sta. Mesa, Manila will be accessible and only to light vehicles
The flyover is undergoing repair and strengthening works
Heavy vehicles are advised to take alternative routes
The Department of Public Works and Highways has been allotted P50 million for Phase 1 of Nagtahan Flyover strengthening
Starting October 1, only one lane of the Nagtahan Flyover in Sta. Mesa, Manila will be accessible and only to light vehicles to make way for major repair and strengthening works, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said a major rehabilitation will be implemented along the 467.85-meter standard reinforced concrete bridge structure; hence, heavy vehicles will be temporarily banned while retrofitting is ongoing.
“We are glad to announce that we have finally received an allocation of P50 million for the Phase 1 of Nagtahan Flyover strengthening. The old structure requires immediate rehab as it has been around since 1991 when the flyover was built,” Villar said in a statement.
Nagtahan Flyover was identified by DPWH as among 36 priority bridges for repair in Metro Manila. 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.
To meet current DPWH seismic design specification, the department will replace Nagtahan Flyover’s steel casing, provide additional reinforcing steel and protective coating to its piers, and restore affected pavement and sidewalk.
The project will need an additional allocation of P70 million for its final Phase 2, which will cover the remaining six out of its 14 piers, and a lighting system on the flyover.
In the meantime, heavy vehicles going south may take A. Bonifacio Drive,turn right to Circumferential Road 3, then head to Radial Road 10 (R-10).
Heavy vehicles bound for the north may take Osmeña Highway, then right to Quirino Avenue, left to Quirino Avenue Extension, left to United Nations Avenue, right to Romualdez Street, left to Ayala Boulevard and then to Roxas Boulevard.