P3.74 Billion rehabilitation of EDSA starts summer

The PhP3.74 billion rehabilitation of the 23-kilometer Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, commonly known as EDSA, will finally start this summer 2015, Inquirer.net reports. As part of the rehab, special high-grade asphalt from Singapore will be overlaid.

“Unlike concrete, which takes a curing period of at least three days, the application of high-grade asphalt needs just 46 hours, then vehicles can already pass on the road,” DPWH-National Capital Region Director Reynaldo Tagudando. This is a first time for a government project in Metro Manila.

The rehabilitation is expected to last for one year. It will be divided into three phases – Roxas Boulevard in Pasay City to SM Megamall, SM Megamall to Trinoma in Quezon City, and from Trinoma to Monumento in Caloocan City.