Osmeña Highway traffic lanes to be reduced during girder installation


The construction of the superstructure for the Skyway Stage 3 (SS3) started early this month with the installation of girders between piers. Citra Central Expressway Corporation (CCEC) and its contractor began the installation of the girders between the piers along Osmeña Highway last July 4, 2015.

The installation of more girders along Osmeña Highway is scheduled in the coming days, which will be undertaken from 11 pm until 5 am, when vehicular traffic is light. The girder installation is scheduled on July 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31.

During the girder installation, the SS3 work area on the Osmeña Highway median has to be momentarily expanded by one lane on each direction to accommodate the girder launching equipment. Ten girders, each weighing about 65 tons, will be installed on each span of the piers for the six-lane elevated road structure. For extra precaution, CCEC advises motorists to drive safely, or better yet, avoid Osmeña Highway between 11 pm and 5 am where girders are being installed.

Signages announcing the activity will be put up before the work area and additional traffic enforcers will be deployed to ensure that traffic moves and motorists are safe. SS3 foundation works are also in progress along Araneta Avenue in Quezon City.

SS3 is the 14.8-kilometer elevated tollway that will connect South Luzon Expressway with North Luzon Expressway from Buendia in Makati City to Balintawak in Quezon City. The project aims to decongest traffic in Metro Manila’s major thoroughfares like EDSA, C5 and Central Manila.


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