If traffic has been extra congested along Timog Avenue for the past few months, that’s because the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has been busy constructing a bigger sewer to handle flood waters in the area.

Last Friday, the DPWH opened up the Php 87.69 million flood control project that included a 522-meter additional service road built over and above the box culvert from Timog Avenue to Scout Borromeo Street in Quezon City.

"The construction of reinforced concrete box culvert that increased the capacity of Anaran Creek for effective mitigation of perennial flooding at South Triangle area particularly at Mother Ignacia Avenue and Panay Avenue. The old open channel of 2.40 meters width by 4.30 meters deep from Timog Avenue to Scout Borromeo Street was replaced by a reinforced concrete box culvert 5.30 meters width by 4.35 meters deep,” said DPWH Secretary Mark Villar.

Flow of traffic along Timog Avenue and Quezon Avenue eastbound is expected to improve with these additional lanes that were put on top of six-meter wide top slab of the box culvert.

“With the completion of Timog Avenue to Scout Borromeo Street segment, DPWH will continue to step-up and take advantage of the good weather in completing similar activities at the 583 lineal meters on-going segment from after Scout Borromeo Street to near Sgt. Esguerra Street," added Villar.