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MMDA, NLEX set rerouting scheme

Alvin Murcia

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) management will spearhead plans to reroute traffic for light vehicles in the cities of Caloocan, Malabon and Navotas.

In a statement, the MMDA said that it is already coordinating with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and local government units of the cities to plan a new traffic scheme due to partial closure of C3 Bridge starting 20 July for the construction of the NLEX Harbor Link Segment.

“We are advising motorists to plan their trips ahead and at the same time, seek their understanding as the partial closure of C3 Bridge is necessary to complete this project on time,” said MMDA general manager Jojo Garcia.

The MMDA and NLEX Corp. will deploy traffic marshals to manage the flow of vehicles and minimize traffic gridlock within the construction area and alternate routes.

To enable NLEX to construct the elevated road crossing over Navotas River along C3, one bound of C3 Bridge will be temporarily closed starting at 11 p.m. on Saturday until the project completion of the works at the bridge in November 2019.

In the partial closure, light vehicles coming from C3 Road going to Radial Road 10, and vice versa, will be rerouted along Dagat-Dagatan Avenue and Lapu-Lapu Avenue, while heavy vehicles may still use the two-way traffic route at the remaining bound of C3 Bridge.

Directional traffic signs will also be placed at strategic locations to better guide the public and traffic updates at the NLEX will be posted on electronic variable message signs and announced via social media accounts.

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