Ulas rerouting

Talomo Bridge set to be widened

A rerouting is set to be implemented in Barangay Talomo Proper for the road and bridge widening project in Sitio Ulas, particularly in the surrounding of the two Talomo bridges (or the so-called Coca-Cola Bridge), one of the important road networks in the southern part of the city.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to widen Talomo Bridge II and its approaches into six lanes from the current four lanes.

City Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) Dionisio Abude, during the weekly Kapehan sa SM, said various agencies are discussing the proposed dry run of the road closure of the southbound lane of the MacArthur Highway in Ulas.

However, the agencies have not yet identified the date of the actual rerouting after the dry run.

The recently opened two-way Talomo Puan bypass road will only be used for southbound vehicles during the dry run, scheduled from June 20 to 22.

The bypass road runs from Sitio Bangkal (of Barangay Talomo Proper) passing through Barangay Catalunan Pequeno and connects to Libby Road in Sitio Puan (also of Barangay Talomo Proper).

Abude said the plan involves the diversion of traffic for southbound vehicles to the bypass road so the southbound section of MacArthur Highway surrounding the bridge will be cleared from any vehicle.

This means that all northbound vehicles are only allowed to pass at the MacArthur Highway at the Ulas point.

The bridge is located near the Coca-Cola bottler’s plant in Ulas.

Agencies such as the Department of Public Works and Highways, City Engineer’s Office, the CTTMO, and other offices of the city government are holding meetings to coordinate plans for the dry run and eventual implementation of the temporary road closure.