Estrella bridge completion on track

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    The P1.46-billion Estrella-Pantaleon bridge project is on track to be operational this June, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

    Emil Sadain, DPWH undersecretary for Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) operations, said the project’s progress of 86 percent is more than 12 percent ahead, having completed all bridge substructure works for abutments A & B at both sides and piers of the Makati approach bridge.

    Bridge construction activities are now on post-tensioning and grouting works, formworks and rebar installation for the closure section in the side spans, formworks installation for the 2-meter closure section in the main bridge span, and preparatory works for approach road construction on both sides.

    DPWH said constructions works continue despite the implementation of enhanced community quarantine, in compliance with the DPWH revised guidelines that allowed projects, both public and private, during the public health crisis.

    A China-grant project implemented by the DPWH UPMO-Roads Management Cluster 1 (Bilateral), the new 506-linear-meter bridge will have 21.65 meters width capable of four lanes, from previously two, along with 3-meter sidewalks on both sides.