DPWH starts Roxas Boulevard rehabilitation

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will begin the rehabilitation of Roxas Boulevard on Friday evening.

The agency announced that the northbound portion of Roxas Boulevard will undergo rehabilitation starting 10:00 p.m. on Friday.

DPWH South Manila District Engineer Mikunog Macud said that the clearance for the 180-day road re-blocking and repair works has been secured from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority. 

The official said that they will repair the outermost lanes of Roxas Boulevard’s northbound portion 50 meters from EDSA in Pasay and another 50 meters from P. Ocampo street in Manila.

Macud said that Roxas Boulevard needs to be rehabilitated since its foundation deteriorates faster than other roads due to oversized vehicles that regularly traverse the area.

“Roxas Boulevard is a 5.45-kilometer national road that serves as a major route of heavy vehicles daily particularly trucks going in and out of Manila Ports. That’s why its foundation deteriorates faster than regular roads, hence the need for rehabilitation,” he said.

The repair involves excavation of old road, road concreting as well as drainage improvement and traffic management. 

Macud said that once the initial repair is complete, a similar activity will be carried out along the remaining sections of the northbound lanes as well as the entire four-lane southbound section of Roxas Boulevard.

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