Motorists living in Marikina, Rizal, and parts of Pasig that frequently cross the Marcos Highway Bridge can breathe another sigh of relief. In a recent statement, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that the planned partial closure of the bridge has been postponed until further notice.

According to the MMDA, the private contractor assigned to put up signages as well as carry out other preparations for the traffic rerouting have failed to do so. With it, they have decided to cancel the closure of the eastbound lane of the Marcos Highway Bridge this coming Saturday, May 11.

MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia stated that he will meet again with the contractor assigned for the rehabilitation next week for an update on the preparations needed. That way, the MMDA can decide as to when they will begin repair works on the major bridge.

This is the second time that the MMDA had to postpone the project which was originally slated to begin last May 4.

In review, the Marcos Highway Bridge rehabilitation project will last up to eight months and will be split into two phases. The first phase will see the closure and repair of the eastbound lane for four months. After that's done, the westbound lane rehabilitation works will begin to complete the eight-month long repair.