DPWH Resumes Magallanes Repair


Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) resumed the repair and strengthening works for Magallanes Interchange in Makati City, starting last August 21, 2015 with the removal and installation of expansion joints at Stage 1 covering Manila to Alabang segment.

Secretary Rogelio L. Singson said that the DPWH and  contractor J. D. Legaspi Construction has considered the project's impact to vehicular traffic by working one lane at a time to keep the other lane open for public use.

Road repair clearance from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) allows DPWH contractor to work on the structure on weeknights from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The series of repair works done in stages at Magallanes Interchange that also includes the Ayala to Roxas Boulevard (Stage 2), Alabang to Ayala (Stage 3), Ayala to Manila/Alabang (Stage 4) and Roxas Boulevard to Ayala (Stage 5) which has an overall accomplishment of 82 percent will restore the structural integrity of the bridges for the safety of travelling public.

To restore structural integrity of Magallanes Interchange, retrofitting activities includes epoxy injection on top and bottom of slab and application of glass fiber and skim coat at  2nd level structure for Stages 1, 3, and 4 and 3rd level structure for Stages 2 and 5.

The Magallanes Interchange is a four-level interchange in Makati City, serving as the junction between the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) since 1975.

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