January 30, 2021
J. Fajardo Bridge in Manila City To Be Closed for Total Replacement
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will close to vehicular traffic the J. Fajardo Bridge in Manila City to give way to its seven-month reconstruction.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said the closure will take effect on Monday, February 1, but mobilization of construction equipment will begin tonight, Saturday and occupy one lane of the bridge.
The DPWH will start the demolition of the whole bridge on Monday, to be undertaken by its private contractor. The total replacement of the bridge will be completed by September this year, according to the DPWH’s plan.
Fajardo Bridge is located in Sampaloc, Manila near Carola St. which measures 14 meters length and 11 meters wide. It is one of the bridges in Metro Manila to be replaced by the DPWH.
A re-routing plan will be implemented within the duration of the project as traffic slowdown is expected in the area.
Motorists are advised to take alternative routes.
Vehicles heading R. Magsaysay may use Vicente Cruz and D. Tuazon. Vehicles heading AH Lacson Avenue, traffic will be rerouted via Espana Boulevard.
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