Treñas, Defensor urge immediate Ungka flyover repair work

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The demand for the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and its contractor to complete the P680-million Ungka flyover repair is growing.

Aside from the legislative bodies of the city and provincial governments, Mayor Jerry P. Treñas and Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. are also putting pressure on the DPWH.

Treñas inquired about the status of the Ungka flyover project and the Aganan flyover project in Pavia town, in a letter to Public Works Secretary Manuel Bonoan. He wanted the repair to be completed as soon as possible. (

The four-lane Ungka flyover opened to the public in the first week of September, but it was closed to traffic on September 18. It was discovered to have vertical displacement (subsidence or slumping).

“(It) need(s) to be rectified and made accessible immediately as its effects are pivotal to the flow of people and goods,” the city mayor told Bonoan.

The repair should be round-the-clock but without compromising public safety, he added.

Defensor, on one hand, vowed to make representations with DPWH to expedite work.

The governor, however, emphasized that while many want the repair to be completed right away, it is also important to make sure to focus on the problem and its solution.