The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) installed additional hazard markers on top of concrete barriers along EDSA in response to multiple reported accidents. Motorists plying along EDSA reportedly said that the barriers were not visible enough, especially during nighttime.
In a report by the Philippine Star, MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said that there were more than 40 reported accidents that involved the concrete barriers along EDSA. This was shared by Garcia during the virtual meeting of the House Committee on Metro Manila Development.
In response to the said road accidents, MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim said that additional hazard markers on top of concrete barriers will provide better visibility for motorists. As such, motorists should expect to see yellow flashing lights on top of concrete barriers at “strategic locations” along EDSA.
“Seven out of ten units of 300mm yellow flashing lights have been placed in strategic locations on Edsa for additional road guidance for motorists,” MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim said.
MMDA hopes the newly installed yellow flashing lights will make concrete barriers along EDSA more visible
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As of this writing, the seven units of MMDA’s yellow flashing lights are placed in the following locations along the north- and south-bound lane of EDSA:
- Approaching Orense Street
- Before Shaw Boulevard underpass
- Cubao underpass
- Approach of Santolan MRT station
- Approach of Shaw Boulevard MRT station split road
- Approach of Guadalupe MRT station
- In front of San Carlos Seminary
MMDA is still deliberating on where to place the remaining three yellow flashing lights. On the other hand, the agency has already installed six units of bollards with yellow flashing lights in strategic locations.
- Scout Borromeo
- After Santolan MRT station
- After Ortigas MRT station
- After Guadalupe MRT station
As a review, the concrete barriers were placed along EDSA during the implementation of General Community Quarantine (GCQ). It is on the left side of the entire stretch of EDSA to separate buses from private vehicles.
Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) Resolution Number 2019-031, a resolution dated March 27, 2019, recommended RPBJ Trading and Construction to be awarded the contract to provide MMDA with concrete barriers. On May 31, 2019, RPBJ Trading and Construction was officially awarded with a total contract price of Php 2,250,000.
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