Makati bares alternate routes


ALTERNATE routes will be designated for motorists who will be affected by the construction of the Skyway 3, according to a Makati City official.

City transport consultant Ernesto Camarillo said the vehicle volume reduction scheme or color coding and truck ban will not be lifted during the construction period.

“We have required that alternate and access roads be prepared and sidewalks for pedestrians be constructed, especially when the heavy construction phases commence,” Camarillo said.

He said traffic enforcers have been deployed to provide assistance to motorists and help prevent accidents.

“Osmeña Avenue is one of the four entry and exit points in Makati, with a volume of 115,000 vehicles passing daily, along with EDSA, C5 and Roxas Boulevard. As such, we made sure that extensive precautionary measures would be in place prior to the start of construction works,” Camarillo said.

The portion of the Skyway in Makati will cover the stretch of Osmeña Avenue from Pablo Ocampo St. up to Magallanes Interchange. The phase I of the project, which involves preparatory work from the existing Skyway up to the off-ramp of Buendia Flyover, is expected to be completed in 12 months.

Citra Expressway Central Corp. said two lanes of Osmeña Ave. will be open to traffic as well as the Skyway entry and exit ramps at Arnaiz Avenue, and the Don Bosco exit ramp.

Road improvement at the Osmeña-Arnaiz intersection will allow northbound light vehicles to access Medina that runs parallel with Osmeña. Private motorists may take this route when going to Ayala via Dela Rosa. When coming from SLEX, motorists may take the C-5/Kalayaan Avenue route.

Light private vehicles traveling northbound from Skyway to Makati Central Business District may exit at Don Bosco off-ramp and take Don Bosco Street, then take Chino Roces (Pasong Tamo) to destination.

As an alternative, motorists may continue driving northwards along Osmeña, turn right to Dela Rosa Street and cross Chino Roces toward the Ayala area. Drivers may also go straight along Osmeña, cross Buendia and turn right to Malugay toward Ayala Avenue.

When moving southbound from Osmeña towards Ayala Central Business District, motorists can turn left at Zobel Roxas, right to Kamagong, and turn right to Ayala Avenue Extension. Motorists may also proceed straight along Osmeña, and turn left to Malugay or Buendia to destination.

For trucks and buses traversing Osmeña, drivers must use Osmeña–Buendia Flyover.


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