Text: Anton Andres / Photos: Brent Co | posted April 17, 2015 14:11
Dry runs will last for one week starting tomorrow
The dry run will take place along a 200-meter stretch of Osmena Highway below the Skyway Buendia section between column S1-001 and S1-004 and along a 365-meter portion of Araneta Avenue between Imelda St. and E. Rodriguez Blvd. The week long trial starts at 6 A.M until next Saturday.
The Skyway Stage 3 construction in Makati and Quezon City will soon begin and neccecitates the need for lane reduction to board up the work site at the road median. For the Makati dry run, four of the existing southbound lanes and three of northbound lanes will be reduced to two lanes each direction. Leaving two lanes each for both northbound and southbound motorists. Motorists are advised to stay on the left lane going to Quirino Avenue and Nagtahan via Buendia Flyover and those headed to Makati CBD, Chino Roces and Buendia Avenue are advised to keep right. Meanwhile, in QC, the four standard southbound lanes and the three standard northbound lanes will be reduced to three 2.5-meter wide lanes.
The CECC Traffic Management Group has coordinated with the MMDA to asses traffic flow and behavior for future implementation as construction for the Skyway Stage 3 continues. The CCEC, MMDA and the traffic units of Makati and Quezon appeal for public understanding and cooperation and apologize for any inconvenience that this activity may cause.
When completed, the Skyway Stage 3 will be a 14.8-kilometer elevated expressway with eight access points in strategic locations that will connect South Luzon Expressway with North Luzon Expressway from Buendia in Makati City to Balintawak in Quezon City. It aims to decongest traffic on Metro Manila’s major thoroughfares like EDSA, C5 and Central Manila.