EDSA Rehabilitation Project Postponed

Pres. Aquino Postpones EDSA Rehabilitation Project -- There were uproars when the government announced its plan to finally put the 23-kilometer-long Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) into an overall rehabilitation program via a project to start in May this year. But today, a news broke out that the President held the implementation of the project in order to conduct further studies and reviews.
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The decision to put the project on hold came up after Aquino met with the officials from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

The EDSA Rehabilitation Project is a P3.7-billion undertaking and was expected to commence after the national elections in May. The project will involve asphalting using high grade performance materials that could last for 10 years.

Should this project push through, there will be a lot of things to take care of. First, the load of traffic being carried by EDSA everyday has to be shouldered by the secondary road links along the corridor. That also means, there will be added pressures to the tributary roads, wherein exclusive roads such as those in the residential districts or subdivision areas will have to be considered as potential options as alternate routes.

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