THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said the Concordia Bridge in Manila City will undergo reconstruction for eight months.
MMDA Deputy Chairman Frisco San Juan said the bridge located along President Quirino Avenue will be partially closed to vehicular traffic starting May 1, Labor Day.
“The bridge needs to be replaced due to safety issues. The bridge reconstruction has been delayed too long,” said San Juan.
The bridge’s southbound lane shall be closed to vehicular traffic first for the reconstruction of the northbound lane.
The three remaining lanes will be shared by vehicles heading both northbound and southbound directions in the duration of the reconstruction.
In coordination with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the MMDA official also noted that bridge reconstruction should be done ahead of the Skyway Stage 3 project.
For his part, MMDA Special Operations Task Group head Edison Bong Nebrija started their clearing operations to remove illegally-parked vehicles and other obstructions in the roads that will serve as alternative routes to affected motorists.