MMDA releases rerouting plan for Sevilla Bridge rehabilitation

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 3) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) released on Friday a traffic rerouting plan for the 17-month long rehabilitation of Sevilla Bridge in Mandaluyong City.

MMDA Assistant General Manager for Planning Jojo Garcia said on Friday that the partial closure of the bridge, which connects Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City and P. Sanchez in Manila City, will begin at 10 p.m. on Feb. 3.

The agency said motorists can take the following alternate routes:

Eastbound Traffic

  1. From Magsaysay Boulevard, turn right to Old Sta. Mesa/Valenzuela Street, then right to Cordillera, left to Lubiran traversing to Boni Avenue going to Maysilo roundabout, and exit to FB Martinez Avenue, then right to Shaw Boulevard going to your destination.
  2. From Magsaysay Boulevard, turn right to V. Mapa, then right to Old Sta. Mesa, then left to Reposo Street, left to Valenzuela, turn right to V. Mapa, right to Bagumbayan Street, then left to Lubiran, then left to Kalentong, then right to Shaw Boulevard going to your destination.

Westbound Traffic

  1. From Shaw Boulevard, turn right to F. Blumentritt St., then left to F. Manalo Street, then right to Old Sta. Mesa, then left to Araneta Avenue going to your destination.
  2. From Shaw Boulevard, turn right to Gomezville/Hoover/Haig, then turn right to F. Blumentritt Street, left to Old Sta. Mesa, then right to V. Mapa, then left to Aurora Boulevard going to your destination.
  3. From Shaw Boulevard, turn right to F. Blumentritt Street to N. Domingo going to your destination.

Garcia said traffic enforcers will be deployed to manage traffic in the area and to guide motorists.

In addition, the MMDA said the truck ban along Shaw Boulevard will be adjusted from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. while the reconstruction is ongoing.

The bridge consists of two lanes on the eastbound side and three lanes on the westbound side. Around 40,000 vehicles traverse the bridge daily, according to the MMDA Traffic Engineering Center.

Garcia said the reconstruction of the bridge will be undertaken by a private contractor 24/7, with three lanes available at all times.

The project will strengthen the bridge's capacity and increase its water elevation to allow barges to pass underneath.