BRACE for heavy traffic today until Sept. 25 along Elliptical Road, Quezon City.
The city government advised motorists and commuters that usually pass through the Elliptical Road to take alternate routes because the Department of Public Works and Highways is scheduled to start a drainage improvement project in the area.
With heavy traffic expected during the construction of the project, the city government’s Department of Public Order and Safety has identified Visayas Avenue, Kalayaan Avenue and the University of the Philippines as alternate routes for motorists bound for Epifanio de Los Santos Avenue.
“Please plan your trip. If possible, avoid Elliptical Road in the meantime,’’ said Joselito Cabungcal, the city engineer.
The drainage improvement will involve pipe-laying activities along the Quezon Memorial Circle in front the Department of Agriculture building.
In a letter to Mayor Herbert Bautista, DPWH-National Capital Region director Melvin Navarro said five inner lanes of Elliptical Road shall be affected by the drainage improvement project, which will be constructed by the DPWH during night time from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., to avoid too much inconvenience to the public.
The project, which forms part of the DPWH’s “Assets Preservation of National Roads—Preventive Maintenance Based on Pavement Management System/Highway Development and Development—4, Intermittent Sections—National Boundary Secondary Roads: Elliptical Road”, has already been issued with a permit by the Metro Manila Development Authority.