After a traffic impact study, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has approved the construction of the flyover in the intersection of General Maxilom and M.J. Cuenco Avenues. The DPWH also deferred the implementation of the controversial Gorordo Avenue flyover.
Based on the study, there 95,805 vehicles that pass by the Gen. Maxilom intersection with an average waiting time of 6.69 minutes in the morning and 4.9 minutes in the afternoon. With a flyover, the waiting time will be reduced by over 70% to just 1.92 minutes in the morning and 1.16 minutes in the afternoon. The substantial reduction of waiting time was the bases for the approval. The Level of Service analysis approach was used to evaluate the project’s viability. The DPWH also recommended that road widening should fist be implemented before any flyover is constructed in the area.
The Gorordo Avenue proposed flyover was deferred because the project offers only a 12.5% improvement of waiting time in the morning and a negligible .97% improvement in the afternoon. The public works department want the city to consider other solutions like an underpass which will bring a 91.4% and 83.3% improvement in the morning and afternoon waiting period. The underpass will probably cost twice as much as a flyover.
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