Lazatin flyover to open this April

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said reconstruction of the flyover at the intersection of Lazatin Avenue and Jose Abad Santos Avenue in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga will be completed end of April.

DPWH Senior Undersecretary Emil K. Sadain has inspected at the Lazatin Steel Flyover on Sunday noting light vehicles not exceeding 20 tons can be allowed as soon as tightening of bolts for the newly installed composite steel plate girders with asphalt concrete, installation of railings, and clean-up works are fully completed.

The DPWH thru the Unified Project Management Office (UPMO)-Bridge Management Cluster made good progress on the reconstruction works and “we can re-open the flyover ahead of schedule before end of April 2023,” according to Sadain.

Sadain is in-charge of implementing DPWH flagship infrastructure projects.

The Lazatin flyover is originally scheduled to be completed last month after it was dismantled in early February 2023 to undergo replacement of its 45 pieces of prefabricated segmental slabs or the composite girder with asphalt that has deteriorated due to passage of overloaded vehicles.

Joining Sadain during the inspection of the bridgewere by DPWH Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) Project Directors Rodrigo I. Delos Reyes and Benjamin A. Bautista, Stakeholders Relations Service Director Randy R. Del Rosario, and Engineers Samuel Bayot and Alvin Dela Cruz.

The rehabilitation of the flyover structure is in line with DPWH program of upgrading the quality and safety of national roads and bridges.

With the re-opening of the flyover, the DPWH urged the CSF LGU to control the passage of overloaded vehicles in order to prolong the integrity of the structure and safeguard motorists.

The Lazatin Flyover is a two-lane, 7.5-meter wide and 195 linear meter long-modular steel flyover consisting of five spans, two abutments and four piers as well as 87 linear meter road approaches on both sides.

This project will serve incoming and outgoing traffic to and from the heart of Pampanga, City of San Fernando to neighboring towns and urban centers and potentially lessening the traveling time.
The flyover serves traffic from the City of San Fernando, Bataan, Zambales, and vice versa.