MANILA — The construction of the 880-meter Senator Gil Puyat Avenue/Makati Avenue – Paseo de Roxas Vehicle Underpass Project worth Php 1.27 billion is set to start this month, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said.
According to DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singson the Department had already awarded the project and expected the construction to begin soon.
“We have awarded that project. I understand they might be preparing to mobilize soon… They are supposed to be starting. Nagmomobilize na dapat yan. So they are probably preparing,” he said.
The project involves the construction of a four – lane, (2-3.5 meters each direction) divided vehicle underpass along inner most lanes of Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue passing through Makati Avenue and Paseo de Roxas intersections, including a covered tunnel portion of about 570 meters.
The underpass with 22 months construction duration is expected to provide uninterrupted traffic flow along Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue passing through Makati Ave. and Paseo de Roxas Ave. by January 2017.
Singson added that while working on the underpass project, the Department was also looking at opening the Jupiter St. as alternative route to EDSA.
The project, approved by President Benigno Aquino III and NEDA Board, aims to address traffic congestion within Makati Central Business District and its surrounding areas. (PNA)